Project Drawdown Solutions
Project Drawdown is a coalition of scientists, researchers and advisers from all over the world with a goal of providing solutions to reverse global warming. In April 2017, Drawdown released a book of 100 solutions with the potential to do just that.
On this page you will find a new solution each month. We encourage you to apply them to your own life, at work and home, so that we may be able to achieve reversal before it is too late.
August 2018- #26 Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles require little maintenance, are cheaper to “fuel,” and reduce carbon emissions by a minimum of 50%. If electric vehicle ownership raises only 16% more than the current amount, 10.8 gigatons of C02 could be avoided.
July 2018- #59 Bike Infrastructure
More bike infrastructure means more riders, which in turn brings countless other advantages. Health benefits from biking to work result in happier people, and fewer drivers means cleaner air.
June 2018- #8 Solar Farms
By investing in and putting to use solar power, we have the potential reduce CO2 by roughly 37 gigatons by 2050. This energy supply is virtually unlimited, clean and comes with a set price tag.
May 2018- #4 Plant-Rich Diet
The meat-centric Western diet comes with a steep climate price tag: one-fifth of global emissions. Plant- rich diets are not only healthier for the planet and yourself, but it also saves money.
April 2018- #6 Educating Girls
The return on educating girls is incalculable. Educated girls contribute to economic growth, have lower maternal and fetal mortality rates, as well as lower incidences of HIV/AIDS and malaria.
March 2018- #3 Reduce Food Waste
One third of food produced does not get eaten. Much of it doesn’t even make it onto the market. By reducing food waste, a minimum of 26.6 gigatons of CO2 could be avoided by 2050, while also reducing deforestation.
February 2018- #73 Green Roofs
Green roofs take advantage of empty roof space for vegetation which act as insulation and sequester carbon. Cool roofs utilize reflection for ‘cooling’. Together, these roofs could reduce 0.8 gigatons of CO2 by 2050.