Thanks to everyone who came to our meeting on Drawdown in a Mid-Sized Town, with special thanks to Rick Savage for being such an informative and interesting speaker. Here are the links from the chat about that project and other area resources.
* Carbon Reduction Recommendations from the Town of Cary’s Environmental Advisory Board. These are based on Project Drawdown solutions. https://www.townofcary.org/home/showdocument?id=22855
* Town of Cary's Green Neighborhood Program. This is an integrated multi-media volunteer engagement program.
* Greenish Neighbors Green Directory
* EcoChallenge Plastic Challenge
Hello Research Triangle Park!
I wanted to let you know that Pachamama Alliance is hosting the VOICES FOR THE EARTH SUMMIT (Wed, April 22, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, PDT) -- An online gathering of some of the great thinkers of our time to look at how we might come out of this pandemic ready to regenerate our planet and social institutions.
You can register at https://landing.pachamama.org/earth-day to get the summit link, and then join for any sessions that interest you throughout the day.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT — Morning speakers:
- Arkan Lushwala - Indigenous Ceremonial Leader
- Lynne Twist - Author and Co-founder of Pachamama Alliance
- Paul Hawken - Environmentalist and Author
- Jojo Mehta - Director & Co-Founder of Ecological Defense Integrity
- Mark Reynolds - Executive Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby
- Manari Ushigua - Healer and Sápara Nation Leader
- Belen Paez - Director of Fundación Pachamama
- John Perkins - Author and Co-founder of Pachamama Alliance
- Hazel Henderson - Author and Futurist
- Raj Sisodia - Author, Speaker, Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
- Paul Dolan - Regenerative Agriculturalist
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT — Afternoon speakers:
- Dolores Huerta - Labor Leader and Activist
- Pat McCabe - Activist, Author, and Ceremonial Leader
- Lyla June - Public Speaker, Poet, and Musician
- Van Jones - TV Host, Author, and Activist
- Angel Kyodo williams - Activist and Zen Priest
- Atossa Soltani - Activist and Founder of Amazon Watch
- Annie Leonard - Executive Director pf Greenpeace, USA
- Charles Eisenstein - Author & Speaker
Hope to see you there!
Pachamama RTP joins with 72 groups in calling for Governor Cooper to join more than 1,400 local and national governments by formally declaring a climate emergency. In our state, a vital move would be to heed the climate experts and hundreds of North Carolinians calling for him to cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other Duke Energy gas projects. Thanks to NC Warn for leading this effort. Read more and get involved here: https://www.ncwarn.org/2020/03/call-for-nc-governor-to-declare-climate-…
After pausing to come to grips with the coronavirus situation, we've come up with ways to continue working together to reverse global warming. The great news is that many of the Drawdown Solutions also can help fight this pandemic. We have a chance to come together, help people in need, and cool the planet.
If you haven't taken the Introduction to Drawdown workshop yet, consider participating in one of the events I just posted. We'll watch the 90-minute online version of the workshop, then come together in one of two Zoom calls to do the interactive part of the workshop.
Register for most convenient session:
* March 24 from 2 to 3 EST https://connect.pachamama.org/group/pachamama-rtp/event/reversing-globa…
* March 25 from 7 to 8 EST
If enough people are interested, we'll finish the in-progress Drawdown Solutions workshop online, then offer a new set of sessions. That will let you explore the solutions in depth, pick one that lights you up, and gets you started on a real-life project putting it into action. We're thrilled that the first cohort taking this workshop shows so much enthusiasm. We canceled the last three in-person meetings scheduled but will have our second Zoom call today.
We're also planning to do an online gathering of leaders of local environmental groups to see how we can support each other and learn from each other during these troubled times. If you are a leader of another local group, please let us know if you are interested.
Hooray for the Drawdown solution telepresence! https://drawdown.org/solutions/telepresence
If you have other ideas about how we can be of service, please let us know. With uncertainty comes creativity!
May you and yours be well, safe, and at ease.
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