Catalyst Talks
Catalyst Talks
Aug 14, 2023
Mercury Free Mining: Gold Standards with Toby Pomeroy
Play • 46 min

Join the COLOMBIA QUEST ▶︎ Lear about the EXPANSION QUEST in KOGI LAND, COLOMBIA December 13-21, 2023 here ~ In this episode we cover: ✨ The dirty side of gold most people don’t know about ✨ How mercury is poisoning watersheds and communities so that they can eat and we can have the gold ✨ How passion and purpose ignite action ✨ Toby’s journey as an artist and jewelry designer led him to create the Mercury Free Mining mission to end the use of mercury by artisanal gold miners ✨ The movement unfolding in the jewelry industry and the technology available to produce clean healthy gold that aligns with human rights and clean environmental standards ✨ The need to scale the technology available and a vision for making that happen ✨ When the calling calls and you can’t go back to sleep ABOUT TOBY: Toby Pomeroy, Founder, Executive Director, Mercury Free Mining A designer-goldsmith for over 50 years, Toby became passionate about responsible gold mining after encountering Earthworks’ “No Dirty Gold” campaign in 2004. Since then, Toby has been dedicated to cultivating industry-wide support for a socially and environmentally responsible gold supply chain and a purpose-driven jewelry industry. He founded Mercury Free Mining (MFM) in 2017, a nonprofit organization committed to the discovery and deployment of mercury-free processes for the health of 20 million artisanal and small-scale gold miners and the environment upon which we all depend. MFM is fostering and implementing safe, efficient, mercury-free gold mining methods, and focusing on establishing a certified mercury-free gold supply chain to match industry demand. With a mission to eradicate the use of mercury in gold mining, MFM stands for the jewelry industry’s interdependence and solidarity with artisanal and small-scale gold miners around the world. ▶︎ ▶︎ Learn more about Mercury Free Mining: Connect with Stephanie: ▶︎ Website | ▶︎ Youtube | ▶︎ Instagram | ▶︎ Linkedin |

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