June 17, 2015

Cohu aims to reverse climate change

New farming methods that aim to reverse climate change are being introduced first in Finland.
New farming methods that aim to reverse climate change are being introduced first in Finland.
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The Finnish company Cohu Entertainment and the American organisation The Carbon Underground have created a new non-profit project called Carbon to Soil that aims not just to stop climate change, but to actually reverse its impacts. 

The means for climate change reversal involve changing agricultural farming methods such that carbon binds to the soil. This improves the climate while simultaneously increasing the soil’s productivity.

In practice, the project is built around a mobile app that allows anyone to participate in halting climate change and turning farming fields into carbon sinks. Finland is the first country to implement a change in farming methods, with six farms taking part, but the goal of the project is rapid growth on a global scale, one farm at a time.

Carbon to Soil is a positive crowdsourcing project that brings farm games like Hay Day and Farmville to life. In addition to influencing our planet’s wellbeing, we also want to create an emotional bond between the urban consumer and food production,” explains Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, Cohu Entertainment’s CEO and founding member. “The goal is for consumers to feel that they own the farm that they support.”

The app can be downloaded on Google Play as of Thursday and on Apple iStore next week.

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