Before the monthlong challenge begins on October 1, participants – whether as individuals or community groups – are invited to create or join a team, select drawdown-aligned actions, and prepare with a variety of provided resources. During the event, participants can complete those selected actions, share their stories, and see and celebrate the collective impact as thousands of people around the world do their part to stop climate change.
This year, for the first time, Project Drawdown director of storytelling & engagement Matt Scott is hosting a related webinar series on three key themes: local communities, schools, and businesses. Each session will feature a panel of real-world climate heroes making an impact day in and day out, including a number of changemakers from the climate solutions short documentary series Drawdown’s Neighborhood. Please see below for a summary of the webinars and be sure to register for them through the Drawdown Ecochallenge dashboard:
- October 12: Whitney Terrill of the Sierra Club, Tinice Williams of Feed the Secondline, and Angie Martinez of the City of Pittsburgh, along with Elizabeth Ellman of the City of Bexley, will discuss community power
- October 19: Erica Cochran Hameen of Carnegie Mellon University and Steve Place of Georgia Institute of Technology, alongside Laura England of Appalachian State University, Amoy Walker of the Galloway School, and Sarah Duffer of Asheville High School, will discuss schools and their role in climate education
- October 26: Tonya Hicks of Power Solutions and Bob Blake of Solar Bear, along with Kevin Houldsworth of Pinterest, will discuss business and its role in climate solutions
If you’re looking to unlock your own real-world climate solution superpowers and learn how those efforts can be scaled to create a better, more sustainable future, then join Drawdown Ecochallenge today! Learn more and sign up at drawdown.ecochallenge.org