Response to presentation of a plan to reverse global warming was so positive, the Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance is offering a repeat of the introduction to Project Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.
The free reprise is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road in Ashland. The first gathering was held on Dec. 5.
There will be a free four-part follow-up series on Jan. 17 and 30 and Feb 20 and 27. Completing the Drawdown introduction Wednesday is required for anyone who wishes to enroll in the follow-up.
Drawdown, author Paul Hawken explains, is when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis. Project Drawdown, developed over the last five years, sets out solutions, the math and the economics of how to get there.
A diverse group of researchers from around the world gathered to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. The result of the study is a path forward that can, the Pachamama Alliance says, roll back global warming within 30 years. Solutions come from a variety of sectors, including education, land use, food production, energy, transportation, building and city planning, and materials used in daily lives.
Southern Oregon is one of the first communities in the country to offer the Drawdown course, which outlines a set of scientifically based actions, a plan of the top solutions to reverse global warming by 2050. The course series is open to anyone who has completed the introduction.
During the introduction and throughout the Drawdown course participants will meet and exchange ideas with others who are already actively working on a path toward rolling back global warming. It is anticipated that during the course new plans for action will emerge, new alliances will be formed, and solutions to global warming will begin to advance.
Course sessions will meet at the Bellview Grange from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17; Tuesday, Jan. 30; Tuesday, Feb. 20; and Tuesday, Feb. 27.
To RSVP for the introduction and course or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.