An ancient technology getting us to Net Zero

 

 

In the race to Net Zero we are always on the look-out for new technologies that can get us there faster. Perhaps the solution has always been right under our feet.  An inspiring new project plans to map the worlds fungal networks. These networks live underground and are the ‘coral reefs’ of the soil. Made of mycelium (a network of fungal threads), they make up 50% of all living biomass and account for 75% of all terrestrial carbon.

 

As a Net Zero solution the soil could be the most efficient technology we have, when it comes to drawing carbon out of the atmosphere.

 

SPUN (Society for the Protection of Underground Networks) are launching the most ambitions citizen science project yet, mapping these underground worlds.

 

Take a look here to see how you can make a map of the trillions of miles of invisible fungus networks giving our soil life!