Events > 2019 > May > Reversing Global Warming! An Introduction to DRAWDOWN.

About this event:

Created by Kelly Ludden

1542 Woodson Rd, Baldwin City, KS 66006

Wish you knew what you can do to help address global warming without getting overwhelmed? Join us WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 10:30AM-12:00 PM, to learn about a game-changing, evidence-based, worldwide initiative to reverse global warming–PROJECT DRAWDOWN. And find out how easy and fun it is to do your part.

the solutions already exist, along with a viable, evidence-based path forward that can reverse global warming.

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LOCATION: The Light Center, 1542 Woodson Rd, Baldwin City, KS

ROOTS OF PROJECT DRAWDOWN. The 2013 report of the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) demonstrated that the impacts of global warming were coming faster than any previous models had predicted. Amidst widespread despair over our prospects, a call went out to research institutions around the world to create a team that would hunt for already-existing solutions to global warming. A coalition of more than 300 scientists, researchers, advisors, and other contributors from 22 countries teamed up to IDENTIFY, MEASURE, AND MODEL the most impactful technological, ecological, and behavioral SOLUTIONS to global warming. Their astonishing findings were published in April 2017, in the book, “Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” edited by world-renowned author Paul Hawken (in photo).

Sponsored by KANSAS CITY DRAWDOWN SOCIETY. We’re committed to sparking widespread participation in reversing global warming throughout the broader Kansas City region and beyond.

* to shift people’s way of relating to global warming, from fear and despair to evidence-based hope and action,
* to catalyze widespread engagement with and sustained commitment to the worldwide movement to reverse global warming, and,
* to get everyone talking about Project Drawdown!

Our broader mission (a la the Pachamama Alliance):
* to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on Earth.

We will engage 200,000 people in Pachamama Drawdown “Gettin Into Action” Courses, and help create a web of engaged, diverse citizens throughout the region who are committed to reversing global warming.

WHO WE ARE: a retired Montessori teacher; a retired computer programmer; the former head of the Kansas City Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign (“EcoTeams”); a yoga teacher; 3 musicians; a co-writer/assistant editor of “The 2010 Sustainable World Sourcebook”; a retired educational program assistant; a compassionate communication instructor; an actress, and more.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER–June Holte’s great joy is mobilizing people toward bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on Earth. She has presented and facilitated on related topics for more than 6500 people, in 26 cities in 16 states and Canada–including: facilitating more than 70 Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposiums; teaching Compassionate Communication (also known as Non-violent Communication, or NVC); being a Climate Reality Leadership Corps member; hosting The Work That Reconnects (also known as “Active Hope,” Joanna Macy’s work); and catalyzing engagement in Drawdown. She was a contributing writer and assistant editor of the award-winning 2010 edition of “The Sustainable World SourceBook”; and writing coach and editor of the biography of Kansas City philanthropist Bambi Nancy Shen, “The Uncrushable Rose: From Concentration Camp to Becoming a Free Woman.” June co-founded the Kansas City Environmental Educators’ Network, and served on the founding steering committee for the Missouri Environmental Education Association. She loves to sing and just started a new band to inspire and motivate people to participate in the healing of our world.