greenSand olivine in the big climate quiz!
Last Saturday the big climate quiz was on TV. The aim of this climate quiz is to provide insight into what is good or what is less good for the climate. All kinds of interesting facts about the climate are discussed under the watchful eye of science journalist Anna Gimbrère.
Because there are many different reports about the climate going around online and we sometimes no longer see the wood for the trees, the producers hope to provide more clarity about the climate with this quiz.
For example, how much CO2 does a cow emit? And how do we do CO2 compensation?
One of the things one can do for the climate is the use of olivine. The message is clear, we need to emit less CO2. But not to emit any CO2 at all turns out to be a difficult task. The CO2 that is still emitted can be compensated with olivine!
1 kilo of olivine binds 1 kilo of CO2.
The program itself has also compensated for its CO2 emissions. A calculation has been made that about 3.2 tons of CO2 was emitted during the making and broadcasting of the large climate quiz. This 3.2 tons has been compensated by the program with greenSand olivine!
That olivine is not just put down somewhere. Replacing other types of sand and rocks with olivine-rich sand or olivine-rich rocks does not create additional emissions. So this is a win-win situation! The advantage of greenSand Olivine is that trees grow extra well from it. It can be used in garden soil or potting soil, but recently it has also been used more and more as tree granulate. For example, not only does the tree absorb CO2, but also the olivine that is processed in the tree granulate. So double win.
The winners' forest has been planted with the 3 tons of olivine sand with which the program compensates for its CO2 emissions. And which team ultimately won the big climate quiz? Watch the quiz now on this website and take a look from minute 42:35 for the piece about olivine.