For those of you interested in Regenerative Agriculture, you might enjoy this free lecture on Thursday. It is called "Community Managed Natural Farming". I do not know if it includes the use of animals. https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/9316098564294/WN_Kg-pIckMSpSdEgeD…
Dec 15 2020. Montgomery County, Maryland just released a draft Climate Action Plan to meet established goals of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2027 and 100% by 2035. The plan, and workgroups that fed into it over the past several years, are highly informed by Drawdown.
The Climate Action Plan identifies the County’s major GHG emissions sectors, including energy supply, buildings and transportation, and proposes actions to directly reduce GHG emissions in these sectors. The plan also includes actions related to climate adaptation, carbon sequestration, climate governance and public engagement, partnerships and education.
The draft plan, which is open to comments through February 28, 2021, has a wealth of information in it relevant to other jurisdictions, as it grapples with the practicalities of Drawdown solutions applied at a community wide scale. At the least it shows what a pretty comprehensive climate plan looks like.
I'm especially happy that the plan opens with an extensive discussion of racial equity and social justice. I learned a lot about the history of race in the county as well as the current situation.
If you're interested in reading the draft plan, you can download a pdf here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/climate/index.html
"Drawdown Solutions: Getting Into Action"
5-Session free Zoom course
January 10th, 2021 from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST (2pm-5pm Central)
(The next 4 sessions will be offered over the following 8 weeks.)
Presented by David Hakan from Kansas City and open to participants from around the country
PREREQUISITE: Please attend an Introduction to Drawdown, live or online
Now that you know that it's currently possible to reverse global warming,
what will it take to get YOU to take the next steps?
This course will get you into gear!
> move from being informed to taking effective action;
> learn more about Drawdown's solution-based actions;
> learn how to talk to others about global warming & Project Drawdown;
> find your personal Drawdown solutions; and
> develop your capacity to achieve what you choose to do.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the Zoom event.
To register for this free 5-session course on Zoom, please mail David Hakan at KCDrawdown@gmail.com
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Project Drawdown
Saturday, November 21st from 10 am to 12pm
Hosted by Envision Frederick County (Maryland)
Washington, DC metro area residents who want to learn about the strategies and hope Project Drawdown offers to reverse global warming and mitigate climate change are invited to attend a free virtual workshop presented by trained Drawdown speakers on Saturday Nov. 21, from 10 am-12.
Please click this link to register or find out more about this presentation.
The registration link is at the bottom of the announcement.
The Pachamama Alliance Project Drawdown Initiative is a series of interactive workshops that educate the public about Project Drawdown. It also helps each person find their unique contribution to reversing global warming and engage in action.
The program is hosted by Envision Frederick County (Maryland), a non-profit, non-partisan organization. They are dedicated to enhancing the social, economic and environmental vitality and sustainability of our community.
SOLAR POWER OPTIONS FOR CONSUMERS
Sunday, Oct 25, 3-5 pm (virtual)
You are invited to a free, virtual consumer education workshop, hosted by The Climate Change Working Group of Frederick County. This workshop is for electricity customers who want information about the different renewable energy options. Not all models for obtaining solar power require the installation of panels, and some can offer immediate power savings, with no upfront costs, making them well-suited for low and moderate income households (including renters).
Attendees will learn from energy experts how to shop for electricity through the Public Service Commission and compare Community Solar and Solar Co-ops to home solar installation. They will also learn about the prospects for Community Choice Aggregation renewable energy.
Please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqf-isrz4vH9W1CJFKR7IJXmCWXO…
Aging Well Event: Introduction to Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming
Thursday, Oct. 29, noon -1:30 p.m.
Pachamama Alliance's Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries, who identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming. They revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050.
Information will be shared by Drawdown volunteer presenter Lore Rosenthal, Program Coordinator for the Greenbelt Climate Action Network.
Virtual events are free and open to all, but do require registration. Go to for more https://www.villageoftakomapark.com information.
Inspired by the work of Dr Doug Tallamy and his book "Nature's Best Hope," I'm launching a project under the name Rewild Montgomery with a goal of having 2,021 new or expanded native plant gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2021 (Fall 2020 plantings will count, as they'll start to benefit the ecosystem next year.)
There's a web landing page for the project hosted by ClimateYogi with a link to a form to enter information about the planting.
My hope is that the Rewild Montgomery 2021 Project will be a benefit to everyone interested in native plants and local biodiversity, by being another voice to raise awareness about their importance.
Contact information is on the site, and I welcome hearing from people who'd like to participate in this effort.