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 […]

Indiana Drawdown Solutions #3 – Reduced Food Waste – How Cultivate Culinary is “Renewing Hope One Meal at a Time”

Did you know we throw away 30-40% of our food? And that: The food we waste is responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions. Project Drawdown – #3 Reduced Food Waste Imagine you’re at a catered event. Maybe it’s a wedding, awards ceremony, or conference. Now imagine 40% of that delicious food being dumped […]

Indiana Drawdown Solutions #3 – Reduced Food Waste – Food Rescue Reclaims Food From 900 Schools for Food Pantries

Did you know that about 40% of all food is wasted? And that this accounts for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions? Don’t worry, few people realized this until Project Drawdown identified reducing food waste as the third most impactful thing we can do to reverse global warming. And did you know that Indiana is […]

Indiana Drawdown Solutions #73 – Green Roofs – Notre Dame To Cut Carbon Footprint by 50%

What if every building with a flat roof had a beautiful garden? [Green roofs moderate] building temperatures year-round—cooler in summer, warmer in winter. Because the energy required for heating and air-conditioning is curbed, greenhouse gas emissions are lower, as are costs. Project Drawdown solution #73 – Green Roofs Notre Dame has the largest green roof […]

Indiana Drawdown Solution #42 – Heat Pumps – Ball State University’s System Saves $2 Million Annually

Heat pumps work like refrigerators — they transfer heat from a cold space to a hot one. Ball State’s heat pump system uses underground pipes to heat and cool 47 buildings, saving $2 million annually. The building sector worldwide uses approximately 32 percent of all energy generated; more than one-third of that is for heating […]

Indiana Drawdown Solution #13 – Peatlands – Little River Wetlands Project

Did you know that peatlands — aka bogs or mires — only make up 3% of the Earth’s land area but store twice the amount of carbon as all of the world’s forests? Protecting them is an immense opportunity to manage global greenhouse gases. And did you know Indiana has many peatlands? Little River Wetlands Project is […]

Indiana Drawdown Solution #47 – Bioplastic – FiliSoy

Throughout history, nobody believed they could run a 4 minute mile. Then one day… Roger Bannister did it. Within two years so did 37 others. Once these people knew it was possible they could break an “impossible” barrier. This is the power of success stories. Over 100 Hoosiers are already implementing Project Drawdown solutions. Most of them just […]