Initiatives​

Reducing Food Waste is the #1 Drawdown solution for the US and the most important action an individual can take in reversing global warming. Here, 40% of food grown is not eaten, it is wasted, with 70% generated at the household level. Wasting food from farm to fork wastes all the energy, resources and money that goes into producing, processing, packing and transporting it. This team is designing educational webinars and programs for households to reduce food waste and replicable Pilot Projects to be brought to scale across the Peconic Bay Region.

Contact: Sherry Thirlby, 

Krae Van Sickle

Energy

Shifting to clean energy and reducing demand is the second largest sector in Project Drawdown’s list of opportunities to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and the biggest business opportunity in history.  Team Energy evaluates which opportunities are the most achievable locally and that will have the biggest impact.

Contact: Krae Van Sickle

Top Drawdown solutions #6 and #7 to reversing global warming are empowering the most pivotal people on earth -- women and girls. Combined together they are solution #1, motivating us to launch 

Drawdown100Women4Women. Through monthly gatherings, and with humor and wisdom, this team collaborates with our sisters to dive into the most impactful solutions. 

Contact: Dorothy Reilly, 

Tina Mills, Diane Shapiro

Land is a powerful carbon sink, returning atmospheric carbon to living vegetation, trees and soils. This team focuses on building alliances and networks to bring to scale projects like the native tree planting Pilot Project for the Peconic Bay Region in partnership with the Town of Southampton Sustainability Committee, included in the UN Plant for the Planet trillion tree count.  

Contact: Mary Morgan, Mark Haubner

Team Policy has created the Great Policy Grid of Local Drawdown Strategies identifying 50 Drawdown solutions most applicable to the East End to aid our towns in prioritizing policy to reach 50% reduction by 2030. 

Contact: Mark Haubner

Rob Calvert, Krae Van Sickle

Coastal+Ocean Sinks

Oceans are on the frontlines of climate change, absorbing excess carbon dioxide and heat. We must help them rebalance. This team explores advancing local regenerative ocean and coastal practices, like tripling whale populations and promoting sustainable, regenerative fishing, as well as oyster and kelp farming. 

Contact: Mary Morgan, Diane Shapiro, Ellen Bialo

Drawdown East End welcomes ways to create community conversations.  On our Forum post a photo of an East End place you love, share some good news on climate, or join in a discussion on local Drawdown solutions.  Ask about our Speakers Bureau, and check out Drawdown Diaries, climate solutions we can achieve together, a blog by local authors.

Contact: Mary Morgan

We can all put Drawdown solutions into action to reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. Engagement projects like the Carbon CREW Project, designed in partnership with Drawdown East End, can help us identify and reach our personal goals. Making a Thrive Pledge and being intentional about the choices and plans we make is critical to achieving these goals. Changing policy matters too: sign on to an Instant Action.

Contact: Dorothy Reilly,

Krae Van Sickle

General Meetings

We come together monthly at different locations around the East End.

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Let’s work together. Drawdown is not just a project – it is an adventure. It is a promising story that has the potential to engage every person on the planet with at least one solution…

 

KAREN O’BRIAN

co-founder of cChange