Drawdown Communities

A community is a group of people living together in one place. A community is also a group of people who share common interests and goals. Climate action calls for all forms of community to work together toward Drawdown by advancing climate solutions.

Here are some examples of communities taking action on climate solutions:

The City of Cincinnati

The City of Cincinnati used the Drawdown framework when it developed the 2018 update of the Green Cincinnati Plan. The plan will help map Cincinnati's path to 100% renewable energy, starting with a proposal to build the largest city-owned solar array in the country.

Drawdown WNC

Drawdown WNC includes Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, Northern Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwestern Virginia. Drawdown WNC’s mission is to amplify and accelerate Drawdown climate solutions in the Southern Appalachian region. Self-organized regional groups focus on local communities, while PODS (Progress on Drawdown Solutions) focus on specific sectors. 

DRAWDOWN: Marin

DRAWDOWN: Marin is a community-wide campaign to dramatically reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by engaging everyone: individuals, community groups, schools, businesses, and government. Launched in the fall of 2017 and aligned with Project Drawdown and the California State Climate Strategies, DRAWDOWN: Marin is focused on climate solutions that can be implemented right now in six key areas (energy, transportation, buildings and infrastructure, food and food waste, carbon sequestration and climate resilient communities), as well as identifying high-impact projects that have potential for funding. The effort is supported by the County of Marin and has utilized the expertise of over 140 volunteers who have worked to accelerate climate actions.

The Ferguson Township, Pennsylvania

The board of supervisors and staff of Ferguson Township, Pennsylvania, all read Drawdown so they could increase their knowledge of climate solutions. The board has passed a climate-action resolution; budgeted for green building, low-impact development and solar energy; created a new park with reforestation and pollinator initiatives; and more. All of these actions have been accomplished while maintaining a fund balance and without raising taxes.

Are you part of a community that is organized around the Drawdown framework? We want to hear from you.