Get Involved: EcoChallenge from Project Drawdown

  

by Lacy Cagle


The Project Drawdown
EcoChallenge is a fun and social way to learn about and take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Drawdown EcoChallenge provides individuals and organizations tools and inspiration to turn intention into action and gives participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming. Over eighty actions within seven Challenge categories provide participants with diverse options to reduce carbon usage. The free Challenge takes place April 4-25.  Participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action. The combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier.

For AIA COTE chapters, this could be the basis of an Earth-month campaign where you register your local COTE or AIA chapter and form a team and compete against other teams across the globe.

Project Drawdown is the work (and book) by Paul Hawken where 80 researched-based actions are mapped, measured, and modeled. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next 30 years, these offer humans the means to transform our climate crisis into just, livable world conditions. Project Drawdown’s research shows that rather than stopping global warming at 1.5-2 degrees Celsius, we can actually begin to reverse global warming by 2050, using technologies and practices that already exist and are scaling today. Find more details at drawdown.ecochallenge.org or www.drawdown.org.

Please consider participating in this galvanizing event. For any questions, contact me at Northwest Earth Institute: lacy@nwei.org. Note: It is possible for an individual to join more than one team as long as they use a different email address for each one. So that way you could form a firm team with one email, and AIA COTE team with another. Also, check out the robust media resources that you can use in a campaign promotion.

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