What we’re watching to learn more about Project Drawdown
What is Drawdown? We’ll defer to the experts…
The global challenges posed by climate change are huge. For many of us, they’re overwhelming. The good news is that the solutions already exist — we have the technology and the know-how to fix it. The good folks at Project Drawdown did some rigorous research to determine and rank the top 100 solutions currently available to fight climate change.
It turns out that saving the planet can start with local solutions!
The 10,000 foot view
This video is a decent introduction to the high-level goals of Project Drawdown. Paul Hawken, the editor of the Drawdown book, gives a great, brief overview of the project and why he created it on an interview with CBS.
What’s different (and what we like!) about his approach is that Drawdown focuses on communicating feasible, scalable solutions to climate change, rather than scaring people with the problems associated with it.
A look at the contents of the book
This video begins with the origins and goals of Project Drawdown, and goes on to describe some of the most impactful or unexpected interventions the global community can take advantage of to reduce overall carbon emissions.
Rooftop solar (solution #10) makes a cameo in this video at 5:17!
To learn more about Drawdown and the solutions within, come to one of our book discussion events! Sign up to attend at the link below and we’ll reserve you a free copy of the book.
Wanna dive deeper?
Chad Frischmann gets into the 100 solutions, how they are ranked, and why they are important. His TED talk lays the groundwork for how we get to the future we want to see. Focusing on solutions rather than problems can help us reach this goal.
“We have real, workable technologies and practices to [reverse global warming]… what we need is to accelerate implementation and to change the discourse from one of fear and confusion, which only leads to apathy, to one of understanding and possibility.”
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