DC Metro Pachamama Alliance

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DC Metro Pachamama Alliance

  • Good morning,

    I'm the founder of Make Our Kids Healthy Again - an organization inspired by Drawdown with a mission to educate children on the benefits of a plant-based diet on the environment and health.

    We just launched a free coloring sheet on our website!!! You can access it here (copy/paste):

    http://bit.ly/2Lh9bfv

    We’re looking to reach more people and make our program more accessible. Would you be willing to promote and share this with your audience via social media or your email newsletter?

    I’d appreciate any support you can provide - thank you!

    Meagan

  • Welcome [~5156] , [~5169] , and [~5188] , who have all joined recently!

  • Welcome [~5142] to our group! Paula will be working with [~3715] and Mike Ohora to lead a 5-session in Takoma Park, in the fall!

  • [~3100] and I did another Introduction to Drawdown workshop together. This time about 50 people showed up for the event hosted by the Bethesda Friends Meeting at the Connie Morella library in Bethesda, MD.

  • This is the 14th Drawdown Intro Workshop in the DMV area. There were 74 people (a record breaker?), most of whom were members of the Mt Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria. They have a very active Climate Action Team (CAT) with 12 sub-groups working on different focus areas, some of which coincide with the Drawdown Solutions. Thanks to [~4735] who was my co-presenter.[I think she is ready to go out on her own!] Barbara Bacon and Kris Rosenthal were instrumental in logistics. The workshop "ask" was to get more folks involved with CAT.

  • If you're interested in Drawdown Food Sector solutions, there's a 10 acre forest garden project in Bowie MD that is worth checking into. It seems to fit both #23 Farmland Restoration (part of the site was a field used to grow GMO Corn previously), and #28 Multistrata Agroforestry. I went there in the spring for a tour and volunteer workday. They have another one coming up on Saturday, July 6 if you want to get your hands a little dirty. It's very interesting! https://www.forested.us/

  • I presented my 1st solo Introduction to Drawdown on June 2 at the Takoma Park Community Center in Takoma Park, MD. 63 people attended because of the fantastic job hosting and advertising that [~3715] and Michael O'Hora did! Special thanks to [~3100] who trained me and has been such a supportive mentor.

  • OMG, I saw the best movie tonight about Regenerative Agriculture, called "The Biggest Little Farm". A couple turns 200 acres of dead land into an entire ecosystem. If you go on the website, you can find where it is showing near you. https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com/home/
    Here is the trailer, which gives you an idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=UfDTM4JxHl8,
    FYI [~3911]

  • Feeling a b it odd, but here goes: I want to join the groups where all the action is happening like in this DC Metro group - I celebrate you - because my assignment is to create a network of storytellers around the Solutions. [~3100] I've been reading about your campaign for #60 Composting. Very interesting.
    I live in a neighborhood in a small town in North Idaho. Right now there are no folks talking about Drawdown or the Solutions. This didn't stop me from building a compost pile in a corner of my little yard. I need somewhere to put my bucket of kitchen scraps right?
    On Mother's Day, for Mother Earth too, I planted kale, lettuce and sunflower seeds in the top of this pile of last year's scraps. Feeling sorry for me, my husband just built a tinker-toy bed and filled it with top soil from a bag. The compost will be top dressing until the process of decomposition gets a little farther along. How easy to add a little biomass to the Earth's shortages, from my abundance.
    Who is talking to you about compost? Has someone donated a space? Who knows how to build great compost on a small scale?
    Baby kale, yum ... oxoxo

  • Here is the next Intro to Drawdown Workshop, coming up, on the Maryland side of the river! It will be on the same date at the Mt. Vernon workshop (below)! [~3923] will be the presenter and [~3715] is the hardworking organizer (host? convener?) Yeah!

    Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown
    by Takoma Park Mobilization Environmental Committee (TPMEC)
    Sun, June 2, 2019
    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Takoma Park Community Center (Azalea Room)
    7500 Maple Avenue
    Takoma Park, MD 20912

    Pachamama Alliance's Drawdown Project gives us hope!

    Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmental activist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050.

    Join the Takoma Park Mobilization Environmental Committee for a 1-1/2 hour workshop, "Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown" on Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center, Azalea Room, 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park MD. Robin Galbraith, a trained Pachamama Alliance facilitator will be giving the workshop. Material is provided by the Pachamama Alliance and includes video clips of Paul Hawken.

    Light refreshments will be served from 2:00-2:30. The workshop will begin at 2:30 sharp! Please be prompt as the workshop will take the full 90 minutes.

    RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reversing-global-warming-introduction-to-d…