Another well attended Intro to Drawdown Presentation at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland. We had 60 attendees.
Lore Rosenthal co-presented with me and continues to mentor me on the details of creating a successful presentation.
This event was possible because of the fantastic planning from Rosemary Hodges , Trica Tice, Susan Eisendrath and Jack Lebowitz.
Afterwards, this wonderful group invited Marc Elrich, the Montgomery County Executive, and other key government employees to discuss how the county is using Project Drawdown to respond to climate change.
Fellow DC Alliance members rita zanin and Chuck Woolery attended. Plus, we were delighted that fellow member Jennye Johnson was able to drive up all the way from outside of Charlottesville, VA to attend, too.
65+ attendees came out for the Introduction to Drawdown at the Ridewood Senior Community in Silver Spring, MD (Beltsville) on March 14th.
Lore Rosenthal and I co-presented. Lore is such a good mentor, sharing a little more of the presentation duties at each event, plus modeling the tremendous amount of coordination work that goes into these presentations before and after the event.
Many of you have asked me to inform you the next time there is an "Intro to Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming" workshop in your area.
Below are two upcoming workshops that Robin Galbraith and I will be presenting. One is in Silver Spring (Beltsville) on a weeknight. The other is in Bethesda on a weekend. There is plenty of space in Riderwood (large auditorium) whereas River Road UU is soon reaching capacity.
Hope to see you at one of these upcoming workshops.
Thanks, Lore Rosenthal, Greenbelt, MD
Thurs, March 14, 7:15-9:00 pm - Riderwood Retirement Community
Encore Theatre at Lakeside Commons, 3150 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD
The guard at the gate will direct you. RSVPs not needed.
Anne Riley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun, March 17, 2:00-4:30 pm - River Road UU Church
6301 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
Tricia Tice, email@example.com
Space is limited. 5-10 seats left. You MUST rsvp through this link:
Last 30 minutes will be devoted to a discussion on how the Montgomery County government is using "drawdown" to fashion their Climate Mobilization Plan.
The Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is hosting a 2-hr Intro to Drawdown, on Sunday, March 17, 2-4:30 pm. I am the presenter, along with Robin Galbraith . The last half hour will be devoted to the Montgomery County government and how they are using Drawdown to write their Climate Mobilization Plan.
Here is the link, all are welcome. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reversing-global-warming-introduction-to-d…
If you are interested but cannot attend, please let me know. Robin and I are making 4 other presentations this spring. You might also want to bring Drawdown to your community. Carl_Benson , Rosemary Hodges , Galen Tromble , Catherine Carver , jeanmjohnson Joan Clement , Kristen Minogue , Jack Waugh and a few others have already attended a similar workshop. Rosemary, Catherine, and Natalie Pien are hosting upcoming workshops.4 likes
The first online meeting of the DC Metro Pachamama Alliance will be Sunday, February 17, at 8 pm eastern time.
Please see the event notice on this page (under Upcoming events), enroll if you can make it, and share widely.
Let's get a crowd!
Zoom code will be: https://zoom.us/j/4117056729
I have a ClimateYogi session this coming Sunday in Silver Spring at 3pm that you're all welcome to. More info at:
Another great Drawdown presentation yesterday, in Fairfax, VA. Galen Tromble attended and Robin Galbraith helped me present. There were 56 people there, from VA and MD. It was organized by the UU Church of Fairfax and the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, with about 5 other co-sponsors.
Mary Pike, who used to make numerous ATD presentations was also there. I hope many of you will take the Drawdown Intro and then consider becoming DD Presenters. Let me know if you want me to invite you to an upcoming presentation in MD or VA. (SimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com)
Galen Tromble mentioned he might circulate a "DOODLE" to determine when we might be able to join together, via "Zoom Chat". It would be great to meet all of you, virtually.