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Achieving Drawdown

How Can We "Stop" Climate Change?! 

In November of 2021, our chapter co-hosted a special event with
Plymouth Congregational Church


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Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown  (Image from U of MN)

“Achieving Drawdown:  

A Hopeful, Science-Based Approach to Stop Climate Change.” 


After a summer marked by wildfires, air quality alerts, droughts, and heatwaves, we could all use a little hope when it comes to climate change. 


In the midst of the global climate summit (COP 26), close to 300 people joined us for a solutions-focused event, featuring a talk by

Dr. Jonathan Foley, the executive director of Project Drawdown

Please watch!

Note:  Dr. Foley's talk starts at the 9 minute mark.


The Central Minnesota Chapter of The Climate Reality Project co-hosted the event with the Climate and Environmental Justice team at Plymouth Congregational Church ( )

Achieving Drawdown - Monday, November 8, 2021




7:00pm CST

Welcome – Seth Patterson, Minister for Spiritual Formation and Theater at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis


Charlie Cox, co-chair of the Central MN Chapter of

The Climate Reality Project



Keynote:   Dr. Jonathan Foley:  Achieving Drawdown



Question and Answer



Closing Remarks

About Dr. Jonathan Foley


Dr. Foley is a leading climate scientist, sustainability expert, educator and public speaker.  His work focuses on finding solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources we all depend on.


*Project Drawdown is the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. Its mission is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.


For an introduction to the topic, explore the Project Drawdown website at , where you can watch “Climate Solutions 101,” a series of six short and impressive videos hosted by Jonathan Foley. You can also check out the book Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken.

Questions?  Email

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