June 2022 Update from IBI

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Hello to the biochar community – I’m IBI’s new(ish) Communications Director and hope to (virtually) meet as many of you as possible at the 14th September IBI Members-Only Meet & Greet! It is super exciting to enter the biochar industry, a vibrant, idealistic, passionate, and growing sector with so much promise and proven benefits.

I’ve been working on a few changes that I can’t wait to share with the IBI community:

  • The aforementioned member virtual networking event – we’ll have many tables focused on topics, as well as opportunities to
  • Updated website – we’re launching an interim website shortly while we work on a larger website update.
  • A refreshed “brand” for IBI – more than a logo, a brand is a way to create an identity that people can connect with both for IBI and also with biochar itself. There will be opportunities to help with this rebrand effort – stay tuned! (and here’s a favorite TED talk about the importance of branding for human connections)
  • COP27 events – stay tuned for details about IBI’s plans with partners in Sharm el-Sheik this year and let us know about your plans at this year’s meetings!

Please contact me with any questions about IBI, and to keep sharing your news – jobs, funding announcements, project updates, published research, news articles, and events, etc. – so that IBI can share it with our networks via our newsletter and on social media.

As a marketing and communications practitioner with many years in international development and climate solutions for food and agriculture, I think a lot about how to connect people with knowledge, with each other, and with the resources they need to create thriving, equitable communities.

We can only do this together – thank you for your collaboration and support!


In partnership,

Wendy Lu


wendy.lu.mcgill AT biochar-international.org