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. https://drawdownwnc.org/

Marin County, California

Marin County, California created a community-driven campaign that brings together cities and towns around a Drawdown framework to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate change impacts.

The Ferguson Township, Pennsylvania

The Ferguson Township, Pennsylvania Board of Supervisors and staff 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. Learn more.

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