Climate Conversations

This is where we will keep the topics and output from our twice a month (or so) climate conversations where we discuss whatever is on your mind as it related to implementing solutions at all levels of action for the Climate Crisis.

July 26, 2020 – The Movement Voter Project and Food Waste (Watch Here)

Our discussion focused primarily on two topics: the Movement Voter Project (Rob Beem presenting)  and Food Waste (Maddie Price presenting).  Jim Little also did an introduction to set up why voting is so critical for the climate crisis this year.  Thank you Jim, Maddie, and Rob for your time and effort in leading these discussions!

Learn. Act. Envision: New June Events Announced for Drawdown Seattle

Seattle Sunset

We are here to help the Seattle community take action on climate change. This month our event calendar is full of opportunities to get engaged and make a difference.

All of our meetings and workshops this month will be held virtually on Zoom. You can obtain the meeting links by registering from the Drawdown Seattle Meetup page.

Getting Into Action 2.0

Back by popular demand, we are bringing back our Getting Into Action Series so you can learn, engage, and develop your own personal action plan. This series builds on the Introduction to Reversing Global Warming through a series of workshop meetings.

The Getting Into Action series is a great way to meet other community members who want to take action too. While we will be offering this next session virtually, the positive spirit and solution-focused mindset will surely endure!

The Getting Into Action workshops will be meeting online on June 14, 21, 28; July 5; August 2.

Climate Conversations

If you want to get connected with the community to find more about what is being done right here in Seattle, then our bi-monthly Climate Conversations is for you. Each meeting is different and features a variety of community members presenting on climate solution topics or on ongoing projects.

The next Climate Conversations are on June 14 and 28.

Introduction Workshops

Our next Introduction to Reversing Global Warming workshop is on June 18. If you have attended one of these sessions before, then you know that this is place to learn about Project Drawdown and what you can do to help. If this is your first time attending, encourage a friend or family member to join you. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about climate change solutions.

New Drawdown Seattle Events Scheduled for May

Space Needle and Fountain

We may still have to stay home to stay healthy, but that is not stopping the energy in our community. In that spirit, we are excited to offer three online events this month to help Seattleites get engaged with reversing global warming.

There will be one session of the Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown series on May 14. This is a 90-minute interactive discussion where participants will engage with other community members to learn more about Project Drawdown and how we can take action to reverse global warming.

We are also going to continue the Climate Solutions Conversation meetings on May 17 and May 31. This is an opportunity to learn about projects and actions that are going on within the community.

You can pre-register for all of our events on the Seattle Climate Change Meetup page. See you soon (and on Zoom)!

Happy 50th Birthday Earth Day! Earth Week Resources

What an incredible time for humans and life on Earth right now.  There is so much that is simultaneously wonderful and challenging that it can be overwhelming to know how to process all of it.   If you are looking for some places to get plugged in and involved, here are a few for your consideration:

Of course, the main thing to share in the official Earth Day Live.  From the site: “From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization.”  The site and registration are here:

https://www.earthdaylive2020.org/

Through the week, Executive Director of Project Drawdown Jonathan Foley and other members will be giving a series of talks and keynotes on proven solutions to reverse global warming.  You can find that link to these events here:

https://www.drawdown.org/events/

Dr. Foley’s Earth Day Webinar was a fantastic overview of the science of the problem and proven solutions to reverse the climate emergency we find ourselves in.  You can find a previously recorded version of that talk here:

Introduction to Project Drawdown 2020

This talk is a great complement to his Earth Day blog entry on Medium: A Personalized Action Guide for the Environment

For the final resource to check out, The Pachamama Alliance will be hosting a virtual  “Voices for the Earth Summit” from 8:30am to 6pm on April 22nd.  There will be an incredible list of speakers from indigenous leaders to leading activists including Paul Hawken, Van Jones, Annie Leonard, Lynne Twist, Charles Eisenstein and many others.  You can find out more info and register for that event here:

https://landing.pachamama.org/earth-day

We hope you all find this week a great week to reconnect with whatever your passion is to help with the planet.  Please look for future events we will be hosting (virtually of course) to keep the conversation going about continuing to find ways we can all participate in be a part of the solution to reversing the climate crisis.

–Team Drawdown Seattle

Climate Solution Conversations

Project Drawdown identified the top 100 solutions for reversing global warming. Drawdown Seattle aims to connect local people to local projects working to advance the Drawdown solutions.

During this gathering you will:
— Meet neighbors interested in reversing global warming, from those who’ve been at it for decades to those newly interested;
— Learn about local projects and ways you could engage to help reverse global warming at a community level;
— Discover volunteer opportunities with Drawdown Seattle so more people can get connected to the climate work that most inspires them;
— Swap ideas, resources and learnings about reversing global warming.

We’re meeting bi-weekly via Zoom video call on Sunday’s from 3-4:30 pm.

To RSVP for upcoming dates,visit Seattle Climate Change Meetup group


Orient yourself before you come with these helpful resources:

What are Project Drawdown’s climate solutions?
https://www.drawdown.org/solutions
http://bit.ly/DrawdownSolutionsTedTalk

How can you make the biggest impact?
Check out this 3 minute video
https://youtu.be/vn_dazz39Pc


Have a project you’d like some help with?

Email wendie.hipolito@gmail.com to get on the agenda to share your project. Helpful information to include is a brief description of your project, the Drawdown Solution(s) it’s advancing, project’s goal, what phase you’re project is in (discovery/research, planning, action, etc), and what kind of help you could use to advance your project (eg. organizers, researchers, writers, teachers, farmers, engineers, architects, etc)

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown (with Updated Sessions Through December)

Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown is a 90 minute in-person experience that invites you to see both the possibility of reversing global warming and that you have an important role to play in that process. Through videos and group activities, you will learn about a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from Project Drawdown—a scientific study that identified 100 solutions that together, could actually reverse global warming by 2050. These solutions encompass the energy we use, the food we eat, and the cities we live in. By the end you will see the vital role you can play in the movement to reverse global warming.

What it offers

  • Learn about a comprehensive scientific study of 100 solutions that together, could actually reverse global warming by 2050
  • Connect with people in your community to find inspiration and discover new possibilities for addressing global warming
  • Learn how you can change the conversation about global warming from “game over” to “game on!”
  • People who are interested in the more in-depth multi-day workshop Drawdown Solutions: Getting into Action will be invited to attend at a future date.

We are planning multiple introduction sessions so please choose one that works best for your schedule (click to RSVP on Meetup):

WHERE: 3608 Wallingford Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103

Please RSVP on Meetup by clicking on the date that works for you and join us!