Forest Protection – Drawdown Strategy #38

By cutting down rainforests (deforestation), we reduce the ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Carbon emissions from deforestation and associated land use change are estimated to be 10-15% of the world’s total. The World Wildlife Fund estimates the world continues to lose 48 football fields worth of forests every minute. Rainforests are being…

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Telepresence – Drawdown Solution #63

In Paul Hawken’s Drawdown book, telepresence is discussed as a way for companies and organizations to conduct business across geographical borders using sophisticated telecommunications hardware and software to simulate the actual presence of colleagues in the office. These technologies can carry a hefty price tag and may be financially out of reach for smaller businesses….

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Refrigeration – Drawdown Solution #1

The number one most impactful solution to reversing global warming is mitigating the widespread use of refrigeration. This strategy alone is responsible for over 8% of the positive environmental impacts recommended in sum in the Drawdown book. Consider the many applications of refrigerants: air conditioning in homes, commercial buildings and vehicles, as well as commercial…

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