About Drawdown Seattle

What We Do

Project Drawdown is the world’s leading resource for climate solutions seeking to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.  Drawdown Seattle is a collective of concerned and engaged Seattle citizens interested in accelerating proven solutions that can reverse global warming. We create and facilitate forums for people with all levels of experience to learn from each other and develop strategies and projects they are passionate about. Participants are introduced to the climate solutions outlined in Regeneration.org and Project Drawdown and guided through an exploratory process to develop their own personal plan for individual, family, and community action.

You find and can sign up for the latest workshops and get together events at our Meetup.com site here:

https://www.meetup.com/SeattleClimateChange/

Who We Are

Barbara Young

Barbara Young

I believe in limitless possibilities and the realization of untapped potential in all life on this planet.

I believe that setbacks are a time for learning and growth, and that crisis is a moment of opportunity to shift what was into something mutually beneficial for all life.

I believe that we can turn this crisis around.

I’ve been a physical therapist for 40 years, the first 20-years working in conventional settings and the last 20 years in my own practice where I guide individuals in a more holistic and systems thinking approach to healing. I teach the foundation of natural movement—not a quick fix that fails the test of time but rather a process that shifts current thinking and inappropriate movement habits to those that are sustainable, long lasting, and represent our true potential. Clients who find my office have tried conventional methods that have left them unsatisfied. Common attitudes among my clients are their unstoppable spirit of determination and perseverance to find solutions for personal change. I offer them hope and guidance to discover their own natural resilience to heal.

These qualities of hope, determination, perseverance, sustainability, longevity, systems thinking and the interconnection of all life are qualities I embody in pursuing action toward solutions for this climate crisis. I care deeply about life and have spent my career helping individuals heal. With the same commitment for change, I believe we can heal this planet. I see this crisis as a catalyst for needed change. Working together we can make a difference!

Kathy Dawson

Kathy Dawson

Kathy is gratefully retired, and busy applying her energy, knowledge and skills to the challenge of reversing global warming.

A systems thinker, she has adopted a phrase from the Pachamama Alliance’s vision statement as her guiding principle—to bring forth “an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet”. Committed to reversing global warming, she recognizes that change will be required at every level of society and works to support those changes by example, by informing others, and by advocating for governmental change. She is passionate about creating climate, environmental, and social justice in the process of making the needed changes.

Her majors were in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and in Whole Systems Design/Organizational Systems Renewal at Antioch University Seattle. Her career was primarily in the manufacturing sector and included testing equipment destined for space, alternative energy sales, configuration management, developing quality improvement systems, and practice management. She currently serves as co-chair of the Climate Reality Project’s King County Chapter.

Scott Henson

Scott Henson

Scott has re-oriented his life and professional focus to address the social, environmental, and business challenges posed by the climate crisis. He believes we can tap into the unlimited potential of humans to address these huge challenges with a sense of possibility, creating a better world for every person and every life on our planet.  Scott is the co-founder of Drawdown Seattle and the Seattle Climate Change Meetup.  In these forums we focus on accelerating proven solutions to the climate crisis with a sense of purpose, urgency, and even fun.