Climate Action Now! Drawdown and You

 “Project Drawdown”, is focused on finding solutions to global warming.  “Our mission is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.”

Using Project Drawdown as a springboard for discussion, we want to hear from you. What topics do you wish to investigate, were there issues we investigated last year that you wish to pursue further, does the ZOOM format work for you, are the recommended action items helpful, what could we be doing better?

Presenter: Bob Pickard

Video (YouTube of TED presentation) 17min

ACTIONS – Project Drawdown (Ideas shared by the meeting’s participants)

  • Emerging tech. Better fuel cells.
  • Group discussions to encourage others and exchange ideas.
  • New solutions for stubborn problems.
  • Change societies values (e.g., house size).
  • Reducing plastic consumption. Plastic as a carbon sink.
  • Consumers have made a mark in changing the egg market to free range.
  • Are there local business leaders that are highly motivated to green-up their industry we could invite to chat with us?
  • Jefferson County has  the largest cement kiln in US – they are making concrete from the limestone in the area. Can we have a speaker from that utility to share their current power use and how they plan to improve.
  • How can we make small changes in our eating habits?
  • How to market – being loud and proud about our actions.
  • Community sustainability groups – support and influence.

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These materials have been prepared by the Society’s CAN! (Climate Action Now!) team. This post and its links do not express or imply an endorsement by the Ethical Society of St. Louis or its leadership.