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Tuesday, February 25 – Assembly members Kevin Knox and Thor Christianson have drafted an Assembly Declaration of Climate Emergency and “adaptation planning for Sitka to lower carbon dioxide emissions.” They plan to introduce it at the February 25 Assembly meeting. They encourage interested citizens to attend. Capt. Joel Hanson has a letter of support for the Assembly Declaration on which he has been collecting Sitka signatures.
Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5:45pm – Drawdown Learning Circle at Library – All are welcome. Topics will include decreasing food waste & planning April’s 50th Earth Day Celebration.
What is “Drawdown”?
To read about Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown & the 2017 book he edited go to Wikipedia
- Read about some of specific solutions in Project Drawdown at www.drawdown.org/
Per Wikipedia, “Climate drawdown is the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere level off and begin to decline on a year-to-year basis. Drawdown is a milestone in reversing climate change, and eventually reducing global average temperatures.”
- Project Drawdown is a climate change mitigation project initiated by Paul Hawken and climate activist Amanda Joy Ravenhill. Central to the project is the compilation of a list of the “most substantive solutions to global warming.” The list, encompassing only technologically viable, existing solutions, was compiled by a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders and activists; The team measured and modeled each solution’s carbon impact through the year 2050, its total and net cost to society, and its total lifetime savings
- Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is a 2017 book by Paul Hawken about climate change mitigation. It describes solutions arranged in order by broad category: energy, food, women and girls, buildings and cities, land use, transport, materials, and “coming attractions”. The book provides a list of 100 potential solutions, ranks them by the amount of greenhouse gases they could potentially cut, with cost estimates and a short description…The Guardian notes the author has had influence in corporate sustainability efforts…
Saturday, March 14 at 8:30am @ See House behind St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – SCCL Monthly Meeting – All are welcome. Come hear what other Sitkans think about strategies for raising our awareness & protecting our future.
Concerned about our wildlife & birds? Read Lisa Sadleir-Hart’s 2/6/20 ADN article – “Our Birds Are in Trouble: Here’s How You Can Help” – find it here www.adn.com/opinions/2020/02/07/our-birds-are-in-trouble-heres-how-you-can-help/
Want to find out more about Sitka Citizens Climate Lobby? Check out our website: SitkaCitizensClimateLobby.org
To subscribe to Yale Climate Connections online go to www.yaleclimateconnections.org/
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