Our lab group attended the Mining and the Environment Conference in Sudbury this week. We presented posters on direct air capture of CO2 into mine wastes and tailings cementation, and I gave an overview talk about our group’s research. Great thanks to the organizers for putting on a terrific conference. Sudbury has a long history of mining and the consequences of not dealing with sulphur emissions and mine tailings. Thankfully, a lot of progress has been made to reduce these emissions and manage mine wastes in an environmentally sound manner. This shining example of environmental progress demonstrates our ability to change when faced with a challenge. We need to do the same with greenhouse gas emissions!