About Drawdown

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ecoCaledon Drawdown helps individuals and community members in Caledon be a part of Project Drawdown.  Project Drawdown provides us with a road map of how we can reverse global warming together! 

See which of the 100 solutions you can help implement at home, in your community, and at work.

Drawdown assembles and presents the best available information on…each… climate solution in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years”(www.drawdown.org)

There are 7 Sectors and 100 areas to focus your energies on.  Each of these solutions will reduce the amount of CO2’s in the atmosphere to ultimately reverse global warming by 2050.  Drawdown's 7 Sectors include: Energy, Food, Women and Girls, Buildings and Cities, Land Use, Transport, Material, and Coming Attractions. 

  • Which solutions catch your attention, turn your head and have you lean in with curiosity?
  • Which ones are you already contributing to personally?
  • Which are you working on with your family and friends?
  • Where do you see progress locally, in the town, in your company or in organizations you participate in?
  • And perhaps you can even see ways that you can influence policies at the provincial and federal levels!

It’s easy to Get in the Game… Game on!

Caledon is one of several communities across North America choosing ‘Game on!’ by taking on projects to get to Drawdown – to reverse global warming.

ecoCaledon is partnering with Drawdown Canada, the Pachamama Alliance and Project Drawdown to help Caledon citizens work together on community projects that work on specific solutions.

Sectors offer 100 Solutions to Consider

Drawdown's 7 Sectors

Drawdown's 7 Sectors are Energy, Food, Women and Girls, Buildings and Cities, Land Use, Transport, Material, and Coming Attractions.  Each of these Sectors has several solution areas.

Food

Drawdown Sector
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Food Includes the following solutions for example;

Reduced Food Waste, Plant Rich Diet, Regenerative Agriculture, Agriculture, Nutrient Management, Improved Rice Cultivation (see full list at the bottom).

Land Use

Drawdown Sector
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Land Use Includes the following solutions for example;

Tropical Forests, Temperate Forests, Forest Protection, Indigenous People’s Lands (see full list at the end of this page).

Energy

Drawdown Sector
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Energy Includes the following solutions for example;

Wind Turbines, solar Farms, Rooftop Solar, Geothermal, Methane Digesters, Waste to Energy (see full list at the end of this page).

Transport

Drawdown Sector
transport

Transport includes the following solutions for example;

Electric Vehicles, Mass Transit, all Modes of Travel, High-speed Rail, Electric Bikes, Ride Sharing (see full list at the end of this page).

Women & Girls

Drawdown Sector
energy

Women and Girls Includes the following solutions for example; 
Educating Girls, Family Planning and Women Smallholders (see full list at the end of this page).

Material

Drawdown Sector
material

Material includes the following solutions for example;   

Refrigeration Management, Recycling, Water Saving- Home (see full list at the end of this page).

Buildings and Cities

Drawdown Sector
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Buildings and Cities Includes the following solutions for example;
District Heating, Insulation, LED Lighting, Smart Thermostats, Green Roofs, Bike Infrastructure, Net Zero buildings (see full list at the end of this page).

Coming Attractions includes the following solutions for example. 

Repopulating the Mammoth Steppe, Marine Permaculture, Living Buildings, Ocean Farming, Building with Wood (see full list at the end of this page).

SECTORS

Important Links:

Caledon Drawdown Projects

Caledon Drawdown Partners Resources

How can you help with the solutions in your home or community or work place?

So for example if you took the Energy Sector you could pick from solutions that include Rooftop Solar –then Investigate the idea of solar panels for your roof and maybe for any interested neighbours on your street checking out government incentives and best local suppliers together.

If you took the Food Sector you could take on Food Waste –then investigate reducing your own and finding ways to get local retailers or grocery stores to provide their extra food to a local food bank for their use while it is still usable rather than throwing it out.  There are lots more solutions….

So ask yourself do you want to be a part of the solution -if the answer is yes then Drawdown is a practical way to do your part!!

Come out to a Workshop to learn more and to meet others who want to share in community solutions.  There are already a number of people working on projects under energy, food and material. 

If you are interested in learning more about Drawdown or on how to get involved contact ecoCaledon at:

info@ecocaledon.org

905 584 7336

Full List of 100 Solutions within the Seven Sectors is below.

Contact ecoCaledon for more information on these solutions and how to see how you can get involved in Caledon.  Go to the drawdown.org web site for more info as well.  Pachamama Alliance is the world wide organizer and supporter of community Drawdown groups and projects. Drawdown Caledon is the group that is supporting Drawdown projects locally in Caledon.

Be nourished, have fun, choose Game On! Many opportunities are available to bring your passion, what makes you come alive and create with other creators a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

To get involved you can:

Attend a free 2-hour “Introduction to Drawdown” (info@ecocaledon.org)

  • Schedule a Drawdown presentation at your organization, company or school (email Link)
  • Participate in a 4-session Drawdown Course (info@ecocaledon.org)

Several Introductions to Drawdown have been delivered and the first Drawdown course in the world began in October 2017 with a second course scheduled to begin January 2018.