THE DRAWDOWN APPROACh to climate action

The Drawdown approach changes the conversation by focusing on solutions rather than problems. From electric vehicles to urban agriculture: we already have everything we need to eliminate all carbon emissions. And not only that, but climate solutions also offer opportunities to fix other societal problems like air pollution and poverty while saving trillions of dollars on a global basis.

Climate action is an opportunity, not a burden. It is a chance to build a clean, modern and healthy city with a vibrant economy, supporting a better and more prosperous society for all.

Just Eat It Toronto!

— A campaign to reduce food waste

According to Second Harvest, about ⅓ of all food produced globally is lost or goes to waste — and more than half of all food produced in Canada! That’s 35 million tonnes of food thrown out, every year.

It’s time to do things differently. Just Eat It Toronto! aims to get Toronto to tale action on food waste. We will help residents build new skills and knowledge about food and food waste, for example by learning new uses of leftovers. Our campaign kicks off this winter. Meanwhile, help us out by taking a quick survey on your current attitudes towards food waste!

TEDx event: COUNTDOWN to A Green New Decade

On October 15, Drawdown Toronto co-hosted a TEDx event to explore what a healthy, abundant, zero-emissions future could like like. Thanks to all our speakers and everyone who watched the live event. It will be available for general viewing in a few days.

Launch of Drawdown Alberta

Join our friend Melanie Hoffman at Kings University in Edmonton as she kicks off Drawdown Alberta with a free viewing of the film “2040” on Oct 22.

The picture is from Stowe, Alberta.

A green and just recovery

Vision of Toronto as a green city

Drawdown Toronto embraces local and national plans for a green and just recovery from the pandemic.

Let’s move beyond business-as-usual to create a prosperous, fair and livable society for all people. This is our opportunity to set a course for a better future.

Learn more about a green and just recovery

The Toronto Environmental Alliance has taken a leading role in putting an environmentally sustainable and socially fair recovery on the agenda.

Read TEA’s letter to the Toronto City Council

Listen to an interview with David Miller, former mayor of Toronto

Learn about Drawdown

YouTube video

Paul Hawken speaks about drawdown

Watch the video on Youtube

From the News Blog

Drawdown Toronto Incorporates

Incorporating Drawdown Toronto as a federal not-for-profit organization means first and foremost that we are committed to promoting positive solutions to the climate challenge. Formalization itself is not a goal, only an instrument. With incorporation, we can start building the infrastructure and processes to ensure that Drawdown Toronto will become a driver of the low-carbon revolution. It frees up our volunteers to do what really matters. 

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