Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
Philip Camara has had long involvement with environmental issues in the Philippines such as biodiversity issues and conservation of Philippine forests, environmental degradation, and lately climate change issues. He stumbled upon biochar and its benefits in the book of Chris Goodall through a friend. He did additional research and saw the connection between biochar and small farmers and how a partnership can lead to poverty alleviation, forest conservation, mitigating the effects of climate change, and consumer advocacy on greenhouse gas. He then was inspired to design a biochar program that directly involves the small farmers, the local government units and non-government organizations and introduced the first verifiable and certifiable carbon offset program in the Philippines.