Salon: Drawdown – Integrated Solutions to Climate Disruption
Is it possible to reverse climate disruption? Join us for an inspiring conversation on this crucial question with Amanda Ravenhill, Executive Director of Project Drawdown.
Project Drawdown is an all-out effort to answer this question in the positive. It has brought together a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions, in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.
If you’ve been feeling disheartened about climate disruption, this is the salon to regain your enthusiasm and feel encouraged again by what is possible.
Amanda will share with us not only some of the constellation of solutions Project Drawdown is researching, but how we can all be engaged in turning the corner on climate disruption, and achieving drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gas levels begin to decline.
Amanda Joy Ravenhill is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Project Drawdown, where she brings her passion and expertise in environmental and social justice to the organization’s solution-based approach to addressing climate change. Prior to Project Drawdown, Amanda was a Professor of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School, where she taught sustainability, systems thinking, and environmental and social justice to MBA and MPA candidates. Previously, she co-founded The Hero Hatchery, a nationally recognized fellowship for climate activists, served as the Head of Business Partnerships at 350.org, served as the Executive Director of Ananay, a fair trade organization in Bolivia, and held an Americorp Fellowship. Amanda is an established expert and speaker in the fields of Systems Thinking, Climate Change, Regenerative Design, and Biochar. She received an M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School, and received a B.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
Elizabeth Ferguson, Ph.D.
Elizabeth is a facilitator and educator in the practices of resilience and wellbeing. Combining the wisdom of psychology, contemplative science, internal arts and neuroscience, she offers an approach to climate activism that weaves self-compassion, social justice, and community building.