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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Clean Cookstoves

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In much of the world, women use what researchers call "traditional cooking practices” to cook...

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Managing Refrigerants

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It turns out that the single most significant way to reduce CO2 emissions is to change the way we...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Reducing Food Waste

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Food waste accounts for about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to Project...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Plant-Rich Diet

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"Shifting to a diet rich in plants is a demand-side solution to global warming that runs counter...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Restoring Tropical Forests

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"In recent decades, tropical forests have suffered extensive clearing, fragmentation,...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Educating Girls

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"Education lays a foundation for vibrant lives for girls and women, their families, and their...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Family Planning

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"225 million women in lower-income countries say they want the ability to choose whether and when...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Solar Farms

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"Solar farms can be found in deserts, on military bases, atop closed landfills, and even floating...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Silvopasture

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"Silvopasture is an ancient practice that integrates trees and pasture into a single system for...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Rooftop Solar

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"In grid-connected areas, rooftop panels can put electricity production in the hands of...

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Maren Schermer

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Women Smallholders

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Although women make up 43 percent of the agricultural labor force and produce between 60 and 80...

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Buildings and Cities

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Heating, cooling, and other forms of energy used in the thousands of tightly packed cities, are...

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Emrys Golden

Oregon State University

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Geothermal

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Beneath the surface of the earth is an energy source, geothermal, that could provide 39 countries...

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Remy Noble

Oregon State University

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Methane Digesters

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Methane gas contributes to the warming of the planet 34 times more than carbon dioxide, making it...

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Remy Noble

Oregon State University

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Microgrids

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1.1 billion people lack access to electricity. Many rural and low income communities are...

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Remy Noble

Oregon State University

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Wave and Tidal

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Power generated from wave and tidal energy systems have the capability to provide electricity for...

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Remy Noble

Oregon State University

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Plant-Rich Diet (Meat Substitutes)

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"As Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has said, making the transition to a plant-based diet may be the...

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Electricity Generation

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The power sector is the highest emitter of greenhouse gases each year, approximately 40 percent...

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Remy Noble

Oregon State University

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Composting

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Food waste, especially in Western countries, contributes significantly to climate change. The UN...

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Transportation

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Project Drawdown has chosen to include a focus on transportation because it is a major source of...

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Sally Albright

Oregon State University

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Electric Vehicles

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From a climate perspective, electric vehicles possess huge advantages over internal combustion...

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Mass Transit

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Urban transport is the single largest source of transportation-related emissions, and growing....

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Walkable Cities

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The concept of “walkable cities’ has several contributing factors, all generally grouped under...

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Bike Infrastructure

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Bicycle use is on the rise as cities and their dwellers seek transportation solutions to clogged...

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

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