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Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63103 United States  + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

Explore the mission and metrics behind Paul Hawkin’s, Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, including practical, local solutions in action.

5:30-6:00 pm – Registration & Networking (includes refreshments)
6:00-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next 30 years, the 80 researched-based actions mapped, measured, and modeled by Project Drawdown, offer humans the means to transform our climate crisis into just, livable world conditions. Project Drawdown’s research, shows that rather than stopping global warming at 1.5-2 degrees Celsius, we can actually begin to reverse global warming by 2050, using technologies and practices that already exist and are scaling today.

This program draws on Missouri efforts embodying some of the highest-impact Drawdown measures to transform our local Climate conversations into viable opportunities and optimism. Presentations illustrate the importance of Plant-Rich Diets, Green Roofs, Wind Power, Educating Girls, Regenerative Agriculture.

Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager, Missouri Botanical Garden EarthWays Center

Erika Boeing, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Accelerate Wind, a 2016 Arch Grants recipient

Erika worked previously as a Systems Engineer at DRS Technologies, studied the interrelations between technology, society, and sustainability as a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands, and was a Research Fellow at Project Drawdown. She holds an M.A in European Studies on Society, Science, and Technology, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Charlie Hopper, Executive Director, Hardesty Renaissance Development Corporation, Kansas City, MO. Hardesty Renaissance is growing a community to grow an economy that grows communities – and addressing multiple Drawdown measures.

Nathan McKean, CEO, Breckenridge Material Company, a family-owned and operated business that has called St. Louis home since 1925. Breckenridge Material Company is pioneering a new technology to make greener and stronger concrete by chemically sequestering waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process.

Mary Ostafi, Executive Director, Urban Harvest STL

For the past seven years, Mary has been a leader in the urban agriculture movement, as well as a model and mentor for young urban farmers both locally and globally. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from an acclaimed university in Sweden, is a licensed architect, an LEED AP, and St Louis Business Journal 40 under 40. Her background in architecture and interest in food equity led her to launch Urban Harvest STL and pioneer the building of the first rooftop farm in St Louis, the FOOD ROOF Farm.

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Left Bank Books will be at the event with copies of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming for purchase!

“It will give you the best kind of hope, the kind that balances realism with radical vision.”

— Tom Athanasiou, The Nation

An optimistic program for getting out of our current mess, well deserving of the broadest possible readership.”

— Kirkus Review

Define Project Drawdown and its goals.
Describe the process and metrics used to determine the 80 most substantive solutions to global warming.
Examine multiple solutions to global warming.
Explore case studies of local solutions in action – showcasing practical applications and regional relevance.

1.5 GBCI CE Hour

Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming is a partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, the U.S. Green Building Council Missouri Gateway Chapter, and Missouri Interfaith Power and Light.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
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Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
+ Google Map