#WATWB – Climate Positivity!

 

#WATWB — Climate Positivity!

Did you know that mushrooms could be used to regenerate a forest or a riparian buffer?  How about to eliminate an invading colony of ants more efficiently and more safely than any pesticide could do?  How about to help cure cancer? 

One of my favorite companies, Fungi Perfecti, a mushroom grower that believes mushrooms have the power to change our world for the better through mycoremediation, mycoreforestation, and other mycotechnologies is not just a mushroom grower, but a climate change activist.  This year, the company committed to being not only carbon neutral but carbon positive with a long list of projects intended to help the world get back into better balance. 

By first setting a baseline and then identifying the places where Fungi Perfecti could make a positive impact — energy efficiency; renewable energy; packaging; forests; and e-wastes — the company set out to improve its standing on the sliding scale of climate change with Gold Standard projects intended to help not only the planet, but the people who live on it.  Projects such as the Honduras Coffee Growers Clean Water Project, the WithOneSeed Timor-Leste Community Forestry Programme, and the Biogas Digesters for Farmers in Vietnam, all designed to not only neutralize their carbon footprint, but to make it 10x positive!

Here’s to more companies taking a look at their supply chain and overall operations and deciding what can be done to make their operations more sustainable. 

To carbon positivity!

It’s the last Friday of the month (okay, it’s Saturday, but who’s counting?).  Time to share the good news on We Are the World Blogfest — #WATWB — a monthly good news trip around the world.  May we all be energized and rejuvenated by the good news.  If you’re interested in joining our Blog Hop, the guidelines are as follows:

1. Keep your post to below 500 words;

2. Link to a human news story on the last Friday of each month that demonstrates love, kindness, humanity, support, open-mindedness, you know, that kind of stuff, but no proselytizing, preaching or inconsiderateness toward others;

3. Post on the last Friday of the month in sharing the good news.  No story is too big or small;

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar and help spread the word on social media using the #WATWB hashtag;

5. Read and comment on others’ posts, play nice, and make friends;

6. To sign up, add your link to the WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list.  This month’s cohosts are: 

Eric Lahti, Peter Nena Shilpa Garg, Roshan Radhakrishnan, and  Sylvia Stein.

 

Thanks for reading!

pam lazos 9.25.20

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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35 Responses to #WATWB – Climate Positivity!

  1. Heavens, I didn’t realize mushrooms were so powerful! How cool that this company has found ways to create projects with such a positive impact. I suppose we’re not in the right climate for a mushroom garden…

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  2. MariHoward says:

    So interesting – and of course, positive! Thank you!

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  3. I love folks who think outside the box. Kudos.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Didn’t know this about mushrooms. To me they are the perfect pizza topping, but there’s more to them than that, obviously. Interesting.

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  5. Linda Schaub says:

    Thank you Pam for unearthing that news and sharing it with us. It is always better to have a natural resource rather than pesticide to combat bugs, especially pesky ants which I’ve had troubles with this year (in Spring, the usual parade of little ants for two weeks and all Summer at the perimeter of the house and lurking by or sneaking into the hummingbird feeders). So, who knew that mushrooms were used for more than just pepper steak?

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    • Pam Lazos says:

      Ah, the ants, Linda! 🐜 we get these giant carpenters ants in the fall. And spiders! I have a deal with them. If they stay outside I won’t kill them. 🤪

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I always suggest that to these creepy crawlies who move faster than me, but this time of year, they decide it is warmer inside. We got Carpenter Ants years ago and had pest control for a long time. Then we had our HVAC guy in for a routine furnace inspection and he saw ant bodies behind the furnace. He suggested HIS pest control – he had several rental properties. He gave us the name and the service came to the house once and found the ant nest (in the basement under the dropped ceiling). He never used pesticide like Ortho used – they used a natural product made from marigold dust. It is not a franchise like Ortho, but it worked. I do have them outside the house, but those pesky little ants every Spring for two weeks.

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      • Pam Lazos says:

        I’ve heard of using marigold dust, Linda. Marigolds are a natural pesticide, great for the garden, too. ;0)

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I didn’t know that Pam – we were just amazed that no pesticide worked to kill the Carpenter ants. The guy came in and was wearing a camouflage outfit and said “I’ll make those ants cease and desist!” I thought “what did we get into here?” But not too long after the first few puffs of marigold dust, ant bodies started dropping from the ceiling.

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      • Pam Lazos says:

        haha and eeeeeeewwww!! ;0)

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  6. Nadine says:

    🌿🙏🙌🌊 Lovely work here… wow, that fungi really is perfecti. Love the photos. xoxoxo

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  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – yes … we are hearing more and more about mushrooms – I used to eat lots, then went off them … overdose I expect or similar … I have them occasionally – the simple ones I’m afraid. But love hearing and reading about their ‘magical’ ingredients … Fungi Perfecti – looks to be a great organisation … thanks for the nod towards their site and the opportunities there from mushrooms.

    Take care and all the best – Hilary

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  8. Thanks for the info, Pam. Every now and again, a strange fungus sprouts up in my succulent garden, reminding me of their presence.

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  9. Susan Scott says:

    Fungi Perfecti! Love it! I think I noted that some of my egg boxes (organic of course) was made from compostable mushrooms? I’ll check that when I next buy from that store. I’ll let you know. Great post Pam thanks – here’s to the mushroom – and lovely photos btw 🙂 xx

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  10. Full of energy and positivity. Hats off to you sister. Hats of xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. lampmagician says:

    Thank you, dearest Pam, another great post. To put it bluntly, when I had the first look at your article, I had to think about Atom Heart Mother” by Pink Floyd 😂🤣😅 Thank you for your natural activity 🙏💖

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