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 the world's leading resource for science-based climate solutions.

Corporate leaders, investors, philanthropists, policymakers, community organizers, educators, activists, and others turn to Project Drawdown as they look to advance effective climate action.

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

Project Drawdown's mission is to help the world reach “drawdown”—the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

Project Drawdown is the world’s leading resource for science-based climate solutions. Here’s how:

Since the publication of the New York Times bestselling book, Drawdown, we’ve been recognized as the world’s leading resource for climate solutions.

We were the first organization in the world to build a library of nearly 100 scientifically-viable solutions to climate change that are ready to go today.

Aimed at guiding policy and investments in climate solutions, the Drawdown Roadmap provides powerful scientific guidance into which climate actions we should prioritize — across sectors, timescales, and geographies — to stop climate change.

From the White House and corporate boardrooms to the TED stage and pages of The New York Times, our experts are called upon to accelerate corporate climate action, guide philanthropic investments, and advocate for equitable climate solutions around the world.

Project Drawdown is elevating corporate climate leadership across America—and beyond. Here’s how:

A full-page New York Times ad to express business support for federal climate investments reached well over 5.5M people and helped to influence eventual passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which unlocked $369 billion in funding for climate solutions, by presenting the business sector as a unified front for climate action.

Net zero is not enough. We’re pushing companies to adopt the industry leading Drawdown-Aligned Business Framework—accelerating corporate climate leadership.

Jamie Beck Alexander, visionary leader of Drawdown Labs at Project Drawdown, coined the phrase “every job is a climate job”—showing how everyone has a role to play in addressing climate change. Large institutions, from Hewlett Packard Enterprise to the American Red Cross are using this concept, and our corresponding job function action guides, as the centerpiece for their employee engagement strategies,

Our work has educated and informed tens of thousands of corporate employees across job functions—from the C suite on down—bringing climate action to entire companies

Project Drawdown is pioneering strategies to address climate change, alleviate poverty, and improve human wellbeing. Here’s how:

Drawdown Lift’s landmark "Climate-Poverty Connections" report is being used by major private and public funders to catalyze programmatic, strategic, and financial commitments for double-duty climate solutions in developing countries.

Drawdown Lift's groundbreaking analysis shows how advancing key climate solutions can alleviate poverty and improve people’s livelihoods, health, food security, and education, while advancing gender equality.

Major climate funders from private firms like Stewart Investors to global corporations like World Centric are using Drawdown Lift’s research and analysis to guide millions of dollars of investments—with a focus on prioritizing climate solutions that address climate and poverty together in Africa and South Asia.

Drawdown Lift is a leading source of knowledge and insights for influential government agencies, multilateral and bilateral institutions, and NGOs–including USAID, the Adaptation Fund, and Save the Children–that are working to fund and deploy climate solutions.

Project Drawdown is reimagining climate storytelling by “passing the mic” to underrepresented climate heroes. Here’s how:

Drawdown Stories centers the voices of everyday climate heroes who often go unheard—particularly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals, immigrants, blue-collar workers, and women.

Drawdown Stories is producing "Drawdown’s Neighborhood"— a first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking collection of videos about underrepresented leaders in communities across America who are bringing climate solutions to life.

Through launch events for "Drawdown’s Neighborhood" in cities across America, Drawdown Stories convenes communities–including city officials and other influential local leaders–to center and celebrate the work and voices of underrepresented climate heroes.

Drawdown Stories reaches people across the U.S. through a diverse network of community partners and platforms; including National Geographic, Pinterest TV, the Weather Channel, and other leading media outlets.

Drawdown Stories connects young people, students, educators, and community members with resources to discover climate solutions and make an impact—engaging more than a million people across the U.S. to date.

Project Drawdown is shifting the global climate conversation from doom and gloom to hope and possibility. Here’s how:

Through owned and earned media, each year our optimistic, science-based, solutions-focused communications, publications, and multimedia reach tens of millions of people in nearly every country on Earth.

Working with the international journalism organization Earth Journalism Network, Project Drawdown's resources have educated 15,000+ journalists around the world.

Positive, solutions-focused videos and multimedia campaigns produced by Project Drawdown are being viewed millions of times each year by a global audience and shifting the climate conversation from fear to hope.

Project Drawdown’s experts are regularly quoted by the world’s leading media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, Al Jazeera, Africa Times and numerous others.