Reversing Global Warming: Kansas City Intro to Drawdown

June Holte
Event date 5 Jan '19 03:30 - 05:30
Event location KCMO Westport area home--call for address: 816.678.1107 • Kansas City, 64111, MO, United States

Wish you knew what you can do to help address global warming without getting overwhelmed? Join us Saturday, January 5, 3:30-5:30 to learn about a game-changing worldwide initiative to reverse global warming--PROJECT DRAWDOWN. And find out how easy and fun it is to do your part!

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE: the solutions already exist, along with a viable path forward that can actually reverse global warming within 30 years.

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ROOTS OF PROJECT DRAWDOWN. The 2013 report of the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) demonstrated that global warming's impacts were coming faster than any 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 hunt for 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. Their astonishing findings were published 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.

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

Sponsored by KC Drawdown Society.

KANSAS CITY DRAWDOWN SOCIETY intends to rapidly catalyze widespread participation in reversing global warming over the next 30 years, in the broader Kansas City region. We are in the process of forming our charter documents. Our first funded project is up and running, to reduce food waste (#3 Drawdown Solution) through vermi-composting, available through our (currently rudimentary!) website:

Our MISSION: to shift people's way of relating to global warming, and to catalyze widespread engagement with and sustained commitment to the global movement to reverse global warming.

Our broader mission: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on Earth (a la the Pachamama Alliance).

We will engage thousands of people in Pachamama Drawdown Study-Action Circles, and create a web of engaged, diverse citizens throughout the region who are committed to reversing global warming.

WHO WE ARE: a retired Montessori teacher, a retired computer programmer, former head of the KC Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign, 2 yoga teachers, 3 musicians, co-writer/assistant editor of The 2010 Sustainable World Sourcebook, a retired educational assistant, an art therapist, a compassionate communication instructor, an actress, and more.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER--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 people in 26 cities in 16 states and Canada. This work has included facilitating more than 60 Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposiums; teaching basic classes in Compassionate Communication (also known as Non-violent Communication, or NVC); being a part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps; hosting The Work That Reconnects (also known as Active Hope, 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; and writing coach and editor of the biography of Kansas City philanthropist Bambi Nancy Shen, The Uncrushable Rose: From Concentration Camp to Becoming a Free Woman. June co-founded the Kansas City Environmental Educators' Network, and served on the founding steering committee for the Missouri Environmental Education Association. She loves to sing and just started a new band to inspire and motivate people to participate in the healing of our world.