Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Project Drawdown

  • Sausalito, CA
  • http://www.drawdown.org

Mission Statement

Project Drawdown describes when and how humanity can reach climate drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis, by mapping and modeling how one hundred existing, substantive solutions can continue to scale over the next three decades. It's making that information widely available in order to communicate a credible pathway to meaningfully address climate change, highlight how different segments of society are already taking action, and let people know that solving climate change is possible.

Project Drawdown's list is comprised of technological solutions, like renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, social solutions that require behavior change, like dietary choices and limiting population growth, and ecological solutions, like restoring carbon in soils and plants by bio-sequestering CO2. They are all “no regrets" approaches—actions that regardless of their climate value have intrinsic benefits to communities and economies. They improve lives, create jobs, restore the environment, enhance security, generate resilience, and advance human health.

Project Drawdown will communicate the findings through a book, an open-source database, and an interactive digital platform that describe how these one hundred existing solutions can reverse climate change when scaled globally.

Service Areas

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International

Our impact and research is global. We are based in Sausalito, California and we have a team working all around the world.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

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Paul Hawken

Keywords

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community, social networking, consciousness, social justice, sustainability, environment, ecology

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EIN

38-3705448

Physical Address

27 Gate Five Road

Sausalito, CA 94965

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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WiserEarth (formerly known as The
Natural Capital Institute) serves the people who are transforming the
world. We are a community of researchers, teachers, students, activists,
scholars, writers, social entrepreneurs, artists, and volunteers
committed to the restoration of the earth and the healing of human
culture. WiserEarth's programs aim to connect and facilitate collaboration between the millions of individuals, groups, and organizations in the global sustainability movement working towards a more just and sustainable world. Wiser.org (formerly WiserEarth.org) is our core program, a community-editable social networking site that maps and connects the largest movement in the world: the hundreds of thousands of organizations and concerned individuals that address social justice, poverty, and the environment.
 
WiserEarth's programs also include WiserLocals, local gatherings where changemakers can network and discuss shared issues within their own communities, and WiserGiving, which is a website & online app aimed at making smart philanthropy simple. Our focus is on building communities through the empowerment of individuals and organizations who lack sufficient resources or who may be unnecessarily duplicating resources previously created by others. You have the ideas, the passion, and the energy needed for change - we provide the tools to facilitate your work.

Service Areas

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International

Our impact and research is global. We are based in Sausalito, California and we have a team working all around the world.

Funding Needs

We are currently seeking for funding for all of our programs: Wiser.org (the online community-building site for sustainability), WiserLocals (on-the-ground meetings for changemakers within a community), and WiserGiving (the online tool that makes smart philanthropy simple).

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Principal Officer

Paul Hawken

BIO

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.

Learn more about Paul's background here: http://www.drawdown.org/paul-hawken

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Janine Benyus

Biomimicry Institute

Term: Jan 2016 -

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