Tractor applying basalt to a field
Event, 2 days

Solving Earth's climate emergency by farming with rocks

Led by Amy Lewis    

Attend this event in person

Tudor Square, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG
11am–3pm, Saturday 18—Sunday 19 September 2021

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The event

Join Amy Lewis and researchers from the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, based in the Faculty of Science for a series of live experiments showing how rock dissolution (weathering) can help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Rock dissolution occurs naturally when rocks interact with water and this is important to help slow climate change. 

Meet the researchers who are working to speed up rock weathering, see live experiments and view rocks under the microscope.

The film

The film will be available from 11am on Saturday 18 September 2021.

This short video was produced by Helena Gibbon, an MSc Science Communication student at the University of Sheffield,  explores the process of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through enhanced rock weathering. 

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Resources for home activities

 As part of this project there is also a series of accompanying information activity sheets available to download. 

Information and activity sheets


Project led by

Amy Lewis

Animal and Plant Sciences, School of Biosciences

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