Tom Newmark, the co-founder and chair of The Carbon Underground, a nonprofit that teaches farmers, ranchers, and corporations how to use regenerative agricultural practices to sequester carbon dioxide and possibly reverse climate change presented a fascinating talk about these incredibly important issues. The talk was titled, “The Carbon Underground: A World Movement to Regenerate Soils and Reverse Climate Change”, and took place on April 15th in Dalby Hall, at the Argiro Student Center Maharishi University of Management campus.
Mr. Newmark has spent fourteen years in the natural vitamin and supplement industry, building New Chapter into the number one company in the industry before it was sold to Procter & Gamble. Tom is also the founder of Sacred Seeds and co-owner of Finca Luna Nueva, an organic farming operation in Costa Rica that administers tropical farming systems trials, collaborating with the Rodale Institute on carbon sequestration studies. He’s a trustee of the American Botanical Council, sits on numerous boards of directors, and is a contributing member of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest Organization. In his past he was a corporate attorney and entrepreneur, from which he claims to be recovering.