Interview with Katelin Rupp, Co-Founder of Indy VegFest, Solution #4 Plant-Rich Diet

If cattle were their own nation, they would be the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Plant-rich diets reduce emissions and also tend to be healthier, leading to lower rates of chronic disease. According to a 2016 study, business-as-usual emissions could be reduced by as much as 70 percent through adopting a vegan diet and […]

Notes from the First International Project Drawdown Conference at Penn State

Project Drawdown‘s first international conference was Sept 16-18, 2019. Only a few who wanted to attend could. And in Indiana alone, millions of people are beginning to care deeply about global warming. They will wish they had been there, as well, once they appreciate both the crisis we’re in and the solutions Project Drawdown offers. […]

Interview with Daniel Overbey, Architect, Solution #79 Net Zero Buildings

…net zero buildings are a mosaic of separate solutions. They draw on smart windows; green roofs; efficient heating, cooling, and water systems; better insulation; distributed energy and storage; and advanced automation… Project Drawdown – #79 Net Zero Buildings Introduction Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. An international coalition of […]

Immersive Art Installation at Project Drawdown Conference

Imagine this: You’re at a conference. There’s the standard florescent lights and gray carpet, but there’s also excitement. This is the first international Project Drawdown conference. The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Groups from around the world sent representatives: Universities. NGOs. Media. The UN. This is the Manhattan Project of our […]

The Carbon Farming Solution – Recommended Videos

Farming practices show up all over Project Drawdown. This book is the textbook of the emerging “carbon farming” field. On the book’s website, the author lists introductory videos to topics like: Tree intercropping Silvopasture Managed grazing Perennial crops The Carbon Farming Solution is a book we will look back upon decades from now and wonder […]

Indiana Drawdown Solutions #3 – Reduced Food Waste – Indiana Food Scrap Initiative

A third of the food raised or prepared does not make it from farm or factory to fork… [This food which] we waste is responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions. Project Drawdown – Solution #3 Reduced Food Waste The Indiana Recycling Coalition started IFSI in 2015. Now they have working groups focused on […]

Indiana Drawdown Solutions #2 – Wind Turbines (Onshore) – Purdue University WIND Energy Systems (WINDS)

Today, 314,000 wind turbines supply nearly 4 percent of global electricity, and it will soon be much more… An increase in onshore wind from 3 to 4 percent of world electricity use to 21.6 percent by 2050 could reduce emissions by 84.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide. Project Drawdown – Solution #2 Wind Turbines (Onshore) Over […]

Indiana Drawdown Solutions #1 – Refrigeration Management – IPL Fridge & Appliance Recycling

HFCs [are chemicals in refrigeration systems and] have 1,000 to 9,000 times greater capacity to warm the atmosphere than carbon dioxide… Because 90 percent of refrigerant emissions happen at end of life, effective disposal of those currently in circulation is essential. After being carefully removed and stored, refrigerants can be purified for reuse or transformed […]

Indiana Drawdown Solutions #10 – Rooftop Solar – Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN)

[Rooftop] solar… can grow from .4 percent of electricity generation globally to 7 percent by 2050… Over three decades, the technology could save $3.4 trillion in home energy costs. Project Drawdown – #10 Rooftop Solar “Since 2008, the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN) has been a leading educator and promoter of renewable energy and […]