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Jason Aramburu: Revolutionizing the environment with biochar

  Broadcast in Entrepreneur

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Many of us don't think much about the ground we walk on - or the soil that gives us food - but Jason Aramburu, a Princeton graduate and founder and CEO of re:char, thinks about it everyday. Founded in 2009, re:char is a social enterprise that uses technology to help farmers grow more food principally through the use of biochar, a carbon-negative soil amendment that is made by converting agricultural waste. Test plots in Kenya have yielded a crop output up to 200%.

In the 15th episode of "SRO Conversations," Jason Aramburu talks about what his business has been doing to help farmers in Kenya; his personal experiences in the world of social entrepreneurship; and some of the challenges and rewards along the way. His overall motto: "You can do whatever you want if you're willing to put in the time."

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