What Can One Person Do?
30 Days of Climate Action and Inspiration
At its heart, Project Drawdown* sets an audacious goal to create the future we want -- a future where REVERSING global warming is possible...
While the goal seems audacious--anything less would be uninspiring. Who wants to rally around just mitigation? No. We want to turn it around.
We need to create a new way of living--one that is regenerative by nature. We start by enabling powerful positive action around the world.
Project Drawdown asked the question: do we know what to DO to turn this around? Do we know what the most effective solutions are? Hundreds of researchers, implementors and policymakers are collaborating to create a common model to answer these questions and convey it in a way that is accessible to all audiences.
Drawdown presents an audacious goal... and it is totally possible. This is an opportunity to create the future we want. Let's create an audacious intention.
Is it ambitious? Is it optimistic? You bet! But we can't NOT do it. The moment we are in calls for audacity.
TODAY'S ACTION: Inventory
1. Click the video to watch (or rewatch) the last 8 1/2 minutes of this TED talk:
2. Download The Drawdown Review -- and print a list of drawdown solutions (in version 2020 this is on pages 94-98):
3. Review the list and place a check mark next to any solution on the list in which you have already been individually involved.
4. Circle 3-5 that you might consider either renewing your involvement or investigating further.
Tomorrow, bring your notebook,
** Drawdown is that point in time where we take out more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than we put into the atmosphere.
Denise Rushing is an author, blogger, and environmental designer She is passionate about human-scale solutions to global challenges and creating a more beautiful future.