Climate Cleanup and partners are awarding the Olaf Schuiling Prize, the first global innovation prize for natural carbon removal. You are invited to join the award ceremony on October 6th, 8 pm CEST online via Zoom or at the Tuinzaal at Tolhuistuin
, Amsterdam The Netherlands. The Olaf Schuiling
Award for special achievements innovating natural carbon removal is going to be handed over to the Belgian scientist Ruben Gerrits
for his research on the influence of fungi on olivine weathering
. His approach on ecosystem thinking was highly appreciated by the jury presided by olivine expert Pol Knops
The award is called the Olaf Schuiling Award, as a tribute to the Dutch scientist Olaf Schuiling
for his groundbreaking research on olivine rock weathering. The ceremony on the 6th of October will be part of an evening full of news about olivine as a potentially scalable natural climate solution. Maria Elena Vorrath
will share insights on her research with the Alfred Wegner Institute
and the Carbon Drawdown
initiative in Germany. Olivine pioneer and Project Vesta
co-founder Eric Matzner
will pay a tribute to Olaf Schuiling and share some news about experiments in the Climate Cleanup Solutions Lab in Prodock,
Amsterdam. Family and friends of Olaf Schuiling will be joining this historical evening and share personal stories.
This first global innovation award for carbon removal takes the form of a statuette of wood and olivine made by Fiction Factory
in Amsterdam, as well as € 1500 for the laureate to spend on acceleration.
Would you like to join online or in Tolhuistuin, October 6th 8 pm CEST? Please email email@example.com to sign up.
PS this historical evening is preceded by an action meeting in Tolhuistuin (5 - 7 pm) of the Dutch Social Tipping Point Coalitie
, join by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org