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Horses graze in a field with wind turbines in the distance.
Copyright Joan Sullivan, used by permission

Horses grazing on private land adjacent to EDF Renewable's 250 MW Roosevelt Wind Project in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA. The 125 Vestas 2-MW turbines of this project, completed in 2015, generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 138,000 average New Mexico homes, according to the US Energy Information Administration. As a result, the Roosevelt Wind Project will prevent approximately 725,000 metric tons of new greenhouse gas emissions annually, the equivalent of the annual emissions from approximately 150,000 passenger vehicles using internal combustion engines (ICE). 

About Project Drawdown

The World’s Leading Resource for Climate Solutions

Founded in 2014, Project Drawdown® is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.

Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller, Drawdown, the organization has emerged as a leading resource for information and insight about climate solutions. We continue to develop that resource by conducting rigorous review and assessment of climate solutions, creating compelling and human communication across mediums, and partnering with efforts to accelerate climate solutions globally.

Cities, universities, corporations, philanthropies, policymakers, communities, educators, activists, and more turn to Project Drawdown as they look to advance effective climate action. We aim to support the growing constellation of efforts to move climate solutions forward and move the world toward Drawdown—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

 

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Project Drawdown is funded by individual and institutional donations.

Our Vision

Stopping global warming is possible, with solutions that exist today. In order to do this, we must work together to achieve Drawdown, the point when greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere start to decline.

Our Mission

Project Drawdown is helping the world stop global warming by achieving Drawdown — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

Our History

Project Drawdown was initially co-founded in 2014 by Paul Hawken and Amanda Ravenhill to uncover the most substantive solutions to stop climate change, and to communicate them to the world.