Our GREENandSAVE team has reviewed countless books on sustainability and environmental stewardship over the past ten years, and we rarely make a "Must Read" recommendation. Paul Hawken and his team have provided the rigorous research and actionable intelligence that elevates DRAWDOWN to the top position on our list.
DRAWDOWN is a must read for humans that call earth home! - GREENandSAVE
If you, your children, and all of their children plan on moving to another planet, then feel free to skip reading this book. One of the reasons that we hold the work in such high esteem is the ranking system of the top 100 measures to combat climate change. The measures are actionable based on available technology today...not tomorrow. We have a special connection to research, rankings, and action relative to climate change having published the first online Return on Investment (ROI) rankings for residential and commercial sustainability back in 2007 on GREENandSAVE. We also applaud the DRAWDOWN team for implicitly understanding that global warming solutions are dynamic as technology evolves and the adoption of cleantech increases at different rates for different measures.
Source for this highlight below: http://www.drawdown.org/
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Our organization did not make or devise the plan—we found the plan because it already exists. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years. It shows that humanity has the means at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented. The solutions are in place and in action. Our work is to accelerate the knowledge and growth of what is possible. We chose the name Drawdown because if we do not name the goal, we are unlikely to achieve it.
Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.
Here are the direct links to buy the New York Times Bestseller DRAWDOWN:
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0143130447/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_jWqLybRBX9XJ4
- Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drawdown-paul-hawken/1125140680
- Powell's Books: http://www.powells.com/book/drawdown-the-most-comprehensive-plan-ever-proposed-to-roll-back-global-warming-9780143130444/62-0
- IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143130444
For a preview of the solutions by rank, see: http://www.drawdown.org/solutions-summary-by-rank
Project Drawdown is researching, assembling, and modeling the best available information on solutions to global warming. Our aim is to describe the beneficial financial, social and environmental impact of existing solutions if scaled over the next thirty years. To achieve the widest impact, we create tools and content designed to make this research accessible and useful to many different audiences. As a donor, you can ensure this work continues.