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2019 Drawdown Learn Conference Live Online

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In order to reverse global warming, it’s time for everyone to get involved—to connect and partner, and to weave together disparate efforts into local, regional, and global solutions-oriented movements.

And what better way than by engaging with and supporting the young people who have the largest stake in our efforts?

Since the nonprofit, environmental organization Project Drawdown published Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming in 2017, schools, community groups, nonprofits, governments, businesses, and individuals have been galvanized by the solutions-based blueprint.

Join us online as we present a powerful array of presenters and get inspired by what is possible in the effort to achieve Drawdown by or before 2050—the critical point when atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations peak and decrease each year after. 

There is no cost to view the live stream or on demand products.

The 2019 Drawdown Learn live stream will feature a selection of content from all three days of the conference. A larger section of presentations will be available on demand immediately after the conference concludes. In all, nearly 20 hours of powerful, illuminating, and inspiring conversations will be available on demand.

Join us individually or become a satellite site by organizing viewing party or event and invite others from your school, organization, or community.

By taking part in the live stream, you can: 

  • Gain updates on Project Drawdown’s findings and goals
  • Explore other practical roadmaps that people have found useful in conjunction with Drawdown.
  • Nurture and support youth leadership
  • Help bring intersectionality more fully to the forefront of our efforts
  • Be part of an emboldened and growing network of early adopters who wish to do more through schools and community work
  • Consider adaptation strategies and how schools, communities, and businesses can support local government efforts
  • Begin or deepen partnerships, collaboration, and mutual support toward learning and implementing Drawdown solutions with your school community, municipality, and other potential partners in your district, city, or town

DRAWDOWN™ and DRAWDOWN LEARN™ are trademarks of Project Drawdown and are used with permission.

To register for the in-person event, click here.

Satellite Sites

More than 50 satellite sites located around the nation and abroad took part in the 2018 Drawdown Learn live stream. 

To register as a satellite site, submit your organization or group’s name, location, and any other information you’d like to share. We will be in touch with all satellite sites with final logistics closer to the start of the event.



Meet the Teachers

  • Katharine Wilkinson, PhD, serves as vice president of communication and engagement at Projec ...
  • Rhiana Gunn-Wright is the policy director for New Consensus and served as the policy lead for the ...
  • Xiye Bastida is a teenage climate activist based in New York City and one of the lead organi ...
  • Alexandria Villaseñor is a 14-year-old climate justice activist based in New York City and ...
  • Andrew Revkin is the founding director of the new Initiative on Communication and Sustainability ...
  • Jonathan Foley, PhD, serves as executive director of Project Drawdown, a nonprofit organization&n ...
  • Chad Frischmann is a co-author and the lead researcher of the New York Times best-seller ...
  • Sherri Mitchell, JD, is an indigenous rights activist, spiritual teacher, and transformation ...
  • Renee Lertzman, PhD, is an internationally renowned thought leader and adviser who work ...
  • Henk Rogers is one of the world’s leading advocates and activists for reducing, and eventually ...
  • After a dedicated career as a community activist, writer, and leader of non-profit organizations, ...
  • New York State Senator Jen Metzger (42nd District) has been a leading voice in the state Legislat ...
  • Felicia M. Davis coordinates sustainability for Clark Atlanta University and is a member of ...
  • Frank Niepold is the climate education coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini ...
  • Naomi Hollard is a Franco-Caribbean organizer for the Sunrise Movement who has been based at Phil ...
  • Niclas Svenningsen serves as manager for the Global Climate Action team in the United Nations Fra ...
  • Sachem HawkStorm, hereditary sachem (chief) of the Schaghticoke People, is a fierce advocate ...
  • Mark Lowery serves as assistant director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conser ...
  • Peter Buckland serves as the academic programs manager at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute ...
  • Laura Weiland is director of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), and creator of ...
  • Robert "Skip" Backus is the chief executive officer of Omega Institute. For more than 20 years, h ...
  • Saffran Mihnar is an advocate for climate solutions focused on communication, campaigning, and ne ...
  • Abby Ruskey is a climate learning and action specialist from Olympia, Washington. Her work s ...
  • Cinnamon Bear, of the Karuk Tribe, is an educator and traditional medicine herbalist who works fo ...
  • Greg Schundler's career chronicles a journey from energy infrastructure finance in New York City, ...


Connect, learn, and help chart a path forward for solutions-based climate change education and action in your school or community.  To view the full 2019 Drawdown Learn Conference online viewing schedule (incuding both the conference live stream and additional sessions in the media zone via Facebook Live) download the PDF SCHEDULE HERE.

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 

Welcome & Conference Ceremonial Open with Schaghticoke First Nations, Penobscot, Tlingit and Taino Peoples

Remarks by Omega CEO by Robert "Skip" Backus

The Nexus of Climate, Gender Equality, and Women's Leadership with Katharine Wilkinson, Project Drawdown VP of Communications & Engagement

Healing and Transformation: A Conversation: Katharine Wilkinson and Sherri Mitchell

Panel: Women Advancing Climate Policy Solutions with Rhiana Gunn-Wright (Green New Deal policy lead), Jen Metzger (NY Senator), and Didi Barrett (NY Assemblywoman) moderated by Carla Goldstein (cofounder, Omega Women's Leadership Center)

9:10 a.m.–9:50 a.m.

From Anxiety to Action: Psychology for Climate Work with Renee Lertzman, PhD. 

9:55 a.m.–10:10 a.m. Overview & Updates on the Drawdown Research, Chad Frischmann, Project Drawdown Vice President and Research Director 
  BREAK - Share your ideas & questions at #DrawdownLearn
10:30p.m.–11:20 a.m. Unpacking the Green New Deal: The Critical Importance of Equity. Andrew Revkin leads an interview and Q&A with Rhiana Gunn-Wright (policy lead for the Green New Deal) 
  BREAK - Share your ideas & questions at #DrawdownLearn
11:35p.m.–12:25 p.m. The Paris Agreement and You: The Critical Role of Education and Public Engagement.  UNFCCC Education, Coordination, and Outreach Stakeholders (ECOS) coordination team members including National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Frank Niepold and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat team members Adriana Valenzuela and Niclas Svenningsen join us from Bonn, Germany 
12:25p.m.–1:25 p.m. LUNCH BREAK - See Media Zone Schedule (Facebook Live) for further programming.  Share your ideas & questions at #DrawdownLearn
1:45p.m.–2:35 p.m. Cultivating Drawdown Scholars: An Overview of Penn State’s Inaugural Program with Peter Buckland, academic programs manager, Penn State Sustainability Institute and others 
  BREAK - Share your ideas & questions at #DrawdownLearn
3:05 p.m.– 3:55 p.m. Climate Learning at Scale: Washington State’s Story Applied to Your Reality, including partnership and integration of indigenous knowledge into schools, with Deb Morrison (University of Washington, ECOS), Abby Ruskey (U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, ECOS), Cinnamon Bear Enos (Muckelshoot Tribe), Apolonio Hernandez (Braided Consulting & educational specialist for the Spokane Tribe) 
  BREAK - Share your ideas & questions at #DrawdownLearn
4:25 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Crowd-Sourced Learning & Action: How a GIS-Powered Tool Can Activate Community Climate Solutions with Greg Schundler (City of Portland), Abby Ruskey, Heidi Kirk (high school teacher), students, and others 
11:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.

Updates from the Drawdown Organization with Jonathan Foley, Project Drawdown Executive Director

11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

From Local Action to a Global Movement: Our Work in Hawaii with Henk Rogers 

11:30 a.m. –12:30 a.m Youth Leadership Panel with Alexandria Villasenor, Xiye Bastida, Birch Kinsey, Naomi Hollard, and more 
Conference close with Schaghicoke First Nations and other northeast Indigenous partners

Tuition & Fees

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Drawdown Learn



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