To create a campus-wide waste management solution, that doubles as a sustainable soil amendment in local agriculture. We see the process of BioChar as an innovative way to reduce organic food waste on campus, as well as facilitate communication between students and faculties, and local farmers.
The group of four that comprises the core of Black Box found each other during a sleepless design "hackathon" organized by Feed9Billion. After some short-lived seperation anxiety, they found each other again and founded what would become the up and coming initiative seen today. When not covered in charcoal, the members of Black Box Initiative work towards implementing BioChar on campus; with access to the Guelph Urban Organic Farming Center, they hope to have an operational unit on campus come this spring. Communications with the powers that be on Guelph campus are underway to begin integrating waste management solutions that incorporate the process of BioChar. We look forward to growing as a Not-For-Profit Organization in the future, and bringing the potential of BioChar to the larger global community.