SunCommon Does Drawdown

Local Solutions, Global Change.

Saving the planet can start with saving money.

SunCommon Does Drawdown

Local Solutions, Global Change. Saving the planet can start with saving money.

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, and Drawdown is showing us the way. It turns out that saving the planet can start with local solutions. Join SunCommon, and join the movement!

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, and Drawdown is showing us the way. It turns out that saving the planet can start with local solutions. Join SunCommon, and join the movement!

Read a book, save a buck, reverse climate change

What is Drawdown?

The word “drawdown” refers to the point in time when greenhouse gases will start decreasing year-to-year, instead of increasing like they are right now, and the Drawdown movement is a plan to get us there. In 2017, the top 100 most effective ways to reverse climate change were compiled and published in a book edited by Paul Hawken, called “Drawdown—The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” It became the year’s #1 selling environmental book.

SunCommon is reading Drawdown to raise awareness and drive collective action over the next few months, to show that together we can tackle climate change—and save money in the process.

Drawdown contains 100 solutions to reverse climate change

There are 100 steps
we can take today to
reverse climate change

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Saving the planet can start with you saving money. We can help. 

We know that achievable and affordable solutions to climate change exist. Of Drawdown’s top 100 solutions, #8 is solar farms (what we call Community Solar Arrays), and #10 is residential rooftop solar. Both of these solutions save the planet and save you money at the same time. It might not feel like one person going solar makes a difference, but Drawdown reminds us that individual actions really do add up to collective change.

Rooftop Solar Drawdown Solution

#10 Rooftop Solar

Rooftop solar is spreading as its cost falls, driven by incentives to accelerate growth, economies of scale in manufacturing, and advances in photovoltaic technology. 

$3.46 TRILLION NET SAVINGS – Drawdown.org

Community Solar Drawdown Soltuions

#8 Community Solar (available in NY only)

Solar farms tap the sun’s virtually unlimited, clean, and free fuel, using large-scale arrays of hundreds (like the ones here in the Northeast), thousands, or in some cases millions of photovoltaic panels. 

$5.02 TRILLION NET SAVINGS – Drawdown.org

Heat Pump Drawdown Solution

#42  Solar Heating & Cooling (available in VT only)

Heat pumps transfer heat from a cold space to a hot one. Highly efficient, they can dramatically lower building energy use for heating and cooling. 

$1.55 TRILLION NET OPERATIONAL SAVINGS – Drawdown.org

Home energy storage drawdown solution

#77 Energy Storage

Standalone batteries and electric vehicles make it possible to store energy at home or work. They ensure supply event when variable renewables are not producing. 

SAVINGS EMBEDDED IN RENEWABLE ENERGY – Drawdown.org

Can solar work for you?
Find Out
Where should we send your results?
We have our team of advisors looking at your address to figure out if solar will work for you. Please provide your information below so that we can contact you and give you the results of our solar check.
Submit
Thank you for your submission
Someone will be in touch shortly. If you would like to expedite the process of going solar, and get scheduled for a home visit, please click here to provide additional information about your home.

Join the Conversation

We know that many of you are looking for ways to join in but aren’t sure how. Here are some ideas to start with:

  • Attend one of our upcoming events to learn more about Drawdown – check out the full event list here to find one near you.
  • Read about the top 100 solutions on Drawdown’s website here.
  • Organize a Drawdown book club with your friends.
  • Do you have solar yet? Take the first step and call or email us to schedule a free home visit.

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Attend a Drawdown Event Near You: 

Vermont Events

March 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Flying Pig Bookstore,  5247 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, Vermont 05482+ Google Map
March 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jeudevine Library93 North Main Street
Hardwick, VT 05843 
+ Google Map
March 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bridgeside Books29 Stowe Street
Waterbury, VT 05676 
+ Google Map
April 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Norwich Books, 291 Main St
Norwich, Vermont 05055
+ Google Map
April 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phoenix Bookstore2 Center Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701
+ Google Map
April 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phoenix Bookstore, 191 Bank St.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
+ Google Map
April 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Waitsfield Town Hall,  4144 Main St
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673 
+ Google Map
April 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sandy’s Bookstore & Café,  30 N Main St
Rochester, Vermont 05767+ Google Map
April 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Vermont Bookshop,  38 Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753+ Google Map
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bear Pond Books,  77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602+ Google Map

New York Events

March 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rough Draft82 John Street
Kingston, New York 12401
+ Google Map
March 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Newburgh Library1401 Route 300, Suite 1090
Newburgh, NY 12550
+ Google Map
March 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Briar & Brambles Bookstore,  61 Route 296 and, South St
Windham, New York 12496
+ Google Map
March 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Briar & Brambles Bookstore,  29 Tinker St
Woodstock, New York 12498+ Google Map
March 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Albert Wisner Public Library,  1 McFarland Drive
Warwick, New York 10990
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Get Social – Show Us How You Drawdown

Get involved and show us how you are taking personal action. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use #projectdrawdown and #suncommon to join the conversation. We’re excited to see where you are reading and how you are challenging yourself and others to make change.

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