Update: There has been some confusion regarding how to vote, so we’ve added the following tutorial.
- Click here.
- Click ‘register’ in the “My Account” toolbar at the top of the page.
- Enter your email address, name and a password in the following screen and click ‘register now.’ (NAU will not spam you, and you can enter any email you like. There is no email verification step.)
- Ignore the screen called “Account Details” and press back on your browser until you return to the original screen with our grant page. You do not need to enter any additional personal information to vote.
- Once you are back at the voting page, click the appropriate number of stars (we like 5!) and your vote will be recorded. Please feel free to vote for the other projects as well. Thanks for voting!
Portland, OR based clothing company Nau recently announced a $10,000 grant that will be awarded to an indvidual whose work is making a positive impact on the world. Nau produces and sells sustainable men’s and women’s clothing.
Jason Aramburu, re:char founder, was nominated for his work with biochar and his commitment to environmental problems. re:char, as readers may already know, is an effort to promote low-cost, sustainable production of biochar and pyrolysis technologies. We are part technology company and part information source, providing up-to-date information and commentary on the nascent world of biochar. It is our hope that integration of biochar production into existing farming and recycling infrastructures can contribute to cleaning up the world and to promoting a new outlook on the individual’s contribution in doing so.
Finalists for the grant will be chosen via online voting. If successful, re:char will use the grant funds to build four new pyrolyzers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Friends (or acquaintances) of re:char or members of the re:char team are encouraged to vote for Jason and re:char here. A new window should open, click on “register” at the top of the page (you only have to enter your name and email address; you won’t get spam!), and after registering click on the tab “The Collective” to vote. We sincerely appreciate the support!