Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

The Science of Our Planet

Breaking Boundaries explains of the most important scientific discovery of our time – that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept Earth stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilization. The documentary takes the audience on a journey of discovery of nine planetary thresholds we must not exceed, not just for the stability of our planet, but for the future of humanity. And most importantly, It offers up the solutions we can and must put in place now if we are to protect Earth’s life support systems.

The scientific journey of Johan Rockström and his team’s discovery of the nine planetary boundaries we must stay within, not just for the stability of our planet, but for the future of humanity. It also lays out four strategic priorities to save our planet.

 

The four priorities for action:

  1. Cut greenhouse gases to zero
  2. Protect the wetlands, soils, forests and oceans that absorb our impacts
  3. Change our diets and the way we farm food
  4. Move to circular economies

Please watch this compelling documentary. It connects the dots on how our natural systems, work and brings forth the importance of how our actions are directly affecting the worlds entire ecosystem. If you are like us, it will trigger introspective thoughts about what you can do to help stop the negative progression and start the work back to a balanced world.

 

  • Watch the documentary HERE

UBCO Special Research Project – “BDV” Biomass Derived VAGNA (Vertically Aligned Graphene Nano Arrays)

UBCO Special Research Project – “BDV” Biomass Derived VAGNA (Vertically Aligned Graphene Nano Arrays)

Biomass Derived VAGNA

(Vertically Aligned Graphene Nano Arrays)

 

Creating Rechargeable Battery Material

Our Blue Planet (OBP) is pleased to announce a special research project in conjunction with the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) Engineering Department for the development of “BDV” Biomass Derived Vertically Aligned Graphene Nano Arrays (VAGNAs). Dr. Lukas Bichler is the supervising Professor of the special research project.

Derived from 100% sustainable waste wood products, the structured VAGNAs have been shown to be an extremely conductive material, suitable for use in rechargeable batteries and other energy storage devices.

Using a proprietary OBP process, we hope to demonstrate alignment and customization of pore size range spanning from macro, meso, micro to promote superior ion exchange, faster charge times, and superior energy density.

The use of biomass to create graphene nano arrays in the most sustainable way as possible was the overall project driver. Having zero petroleum based carbons as a battery anode will have a dramatic reduction in GHG emissions, and will deviate from current battery anode graphite that is derived from environmentally damaging extractive processes such as mining or from fossil fuel products.

UBC Okanagan Engineering Department:
Research Assistant Madisyn Szypula, with Our Blue Planet President Scott Farnham, in Lab with precursor biomass material.

Climate Change Week 2019

Climate Change Week 2019

 

COMMIT TO SUSTAINABLE CHANGE NOW!

 

It is very fitting that on the fourth anniversary of co-cofounding Our Blue Planet it is also Climate Change week. Unless you’re living in a cave you will have seen the thousands and thousands of protesters and young people striking out of school and work to get the attention of our political decision makers.

Their message is clear: 

COMMIT TO SUSTAINABLE CHANGE NOW!

“WE DO NOT HAVE A PLANET B”

 

We are being schooled by the children of the world. They know what needs to be done, NOW. They deserve to have the same luxuries of fresh air and water that we had the pleasure of enjoying growing up. If we do not commit to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – 2030 Agenda, we will have nothing left to leave our children.

  • We are speaking to YOU: Governments, Companies (private, public, big or small), Organizations and Groups, Non Profits, Academia, Military and Families… every single person on the planet

     

This is not a problem “out there” that “someone else” will take care of. As a human being you have a responsibility to do the right things.

  • We implore you to start something today within your sphere of influence to make a sustainable change.
  • Create a “Sustainability Challenge” and invite your boss, peers, colleagues, neighbours, parents, siblings to participate…
  • DO SOMETHING TO COMMIT TO SUSTAINABLE CHANGE NOW!

 

If you don’t know where to start, please reach out to our experts and we will guide you.
Press on the link below to be taken to the website:

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – 2030 Agenda