We are a group of friends and neighbors in Montague, MA who joined together to work locally on the global crisis of climate change. We understand that this is largely a human-driven problem of greenhouse gas build-up in the atmosphere, and it is worsening. We are compelled as individuals and as a community to find human-driven ways to capture and restore these gases to reach drawdown—the point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline.
Our name and projects are inspired by Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. This is a collection of 100 scientifically researched and ranked solutions from around the world. Solutions are grouped by sector—Energy, Food, Women & Girls, Buildings & Cities, Land Use, Transport and Material. All 100 projects were chosen by scientists and policy researchers for their proven ability to draw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as well as for their economic viability, replicability, scalability, and net benefit to society. Project Drawdown shows us that we have the knowledge and technology in hand. Now it is a matter of public will to solve this problem.
With this rich project resource as a launching pad, we have spent several monthly meetings getting organized, brainstorming ideas, and clarifying the ways that we hope to work in our community.
We hope to achieve our mission through:
- Hopeful, creative problem-solving
- Collaboration with a range of other groups and organizations
- Replicable, scaleable solutions that can be widely shared
As we build good working relationships in our community, we create interdependence, resilience and hope, and with that we can support the drawdown of greenhouse gases in our planet’s atmosphere. We hope to inspire others to join us in this effort.
Have questions about our work? Would you like to start a local Drawdown group of your own? We would love to hear from you! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.