November 9 Kansas City Intro to Drawdown

Event date 9 Nov '19 13:00 - 15:00
Event location Kansas City Westport area home • Address Given Upon RSVP, Kansas city, 64111, MO, United States

Join us to learn about how the KANSAS CITY DRAWDOWN SOCIETY is part of a game-changing worldwide initiative to reverse global warming: PROJECT DRAWDOWN, and how important, easy and fun it is to do your part!

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING: The solutions already exist, along with an evidence-based path forward that can actually reverse global warming.

LOCATION: Midtown KCMO, address given on RSVP.
RSVP to get address: email

If you're interested but can't make this date, please attend another one of our upcoming Kansas City Drawdown Society events-
    * Sunday, November 3 @ 2-4 PM - 5921 Charlotte St, KCMO
    * Monday, November 4 @ 6-8 PM - 5921 Charlotte St, KCMO

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 6000 participants in 26 cities in 16 states and Canada. Her work has included facilitating more than 60 Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposiums; teaching basic classes in Compassionate Communication (Non-Violent Communication/ NVC); leading and hosting Climate Reality Leadership Corps events; facilitating and hosting Active Hope events (also known as "The Work That Reconnects", Joanna Macy's work); and catalyzing engagement in Drawdown,The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. She was a contributing writer and assistant editor of the award-winning 2010 edition of The Sustainable World SourceBook.

ORIGINS OF PROJECT DRAWDOWN. The 2014 report of the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) revealed that the impacts of global warming are coming faster than 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 evaluate already-existing solutions to global warming. A coalition of more than 300 researchers, reviewers, writers, editors, advisors, and other contributors from 26 countries teamed up to IDENTIFY, MEASURE, AND MODEL the most impactful technological, ecological, and behavioral SOLUTIONS to global warming and publish their astonishing findings 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.

ABOUT KANSAS CITY DRAWDOWN SOCIETY: We first learned about Drawdown from The Center for Sustainable Living at Omega Institute, in Rhinebeck, New York. In October 2017 they offered a weekend event called "Being Fearless," which featured Paul Hawken and many other visionary thought leaders of our time. With the support of several friends, June Holte took a tent on Amtrak to attend this conference, and was so inspired by "Being Fearless" that she hosted 5 watch parties back in Kansas City to share the conference videos a dozen friends. Out of this group, in March - May of 2018 we formed "Kansas City Drawdown Pioneers" to participate in the Pachamama Alliance's pilot of their 4-session "Getting Into Action" Drawdown course, along with groups in a dozen other cities.  After completing the Pachamama pilot, a few of the Kansas City Drawdown Pioneers held several visioning sessions in late summer and autumn of 2018, resulting in Lynn Snyder, David Hakan, and June Holte giving birth to the Kansas City Drawdown Society. We held our first Intro to Drawdown in December of 2018, and have led Introductions to Drawdown to some 300 people. We have expanded the Pachamama Alliance "Getting Into Action" course to 5 sessions and have coordinated several groups to go through the course. We have many other plans up our sleeves!

There are a few other Drawdown initiatives in the KC Metro, including Drawdown of the Heartland, which was co-founded by one of our original members of the Kansas City Drawdown Pioneers, Helen Nelson, along with Pachamama facilitator Emily Libla, and they have gone on to do amazing Drawdown work. We hope to see dozens of sister initiatives in the region in the coming months.

Game on!

Come find out what we're up to in Kansas City to spark widespread participation in Project Drawdown.