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Drawdown Materials Summit: Making a difference on global warming

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Join Unify Toronto for the fifth of seven Drawdown sector summits. Learn about materials sector solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help build humanity's response to global warming by accelerating what is already working. By donation.

Project Drawdown has identified, researched and modeled the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, grouped into seven sectors. Put together, they reveal a path forward that can roll back global warming by 2050.

The wasteful ways in which humans partner with the materials that make up the economy result in significant greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of the products that meet our daily needs. A linear life cycle where material is extracted, processed, transported, manufactured, utilized, and discarded leaves a terrific atmospheric and financial footprint from the energy wasted, the embodied energy in the materials themselves, and the burden of handling the waste streams resultant from wanton consumption.

Project Drawdown has identified seven solutions related to human use and treatment of materials, from alternative cement, bioplastic, household recycling, industrial recycling, recycled paper, refrigerant management, and water saving. Together, by 2050 these solutions would reduce CO2 emissions by 111.78 Gigatons, and would save almost as much as the $1.13 trillion they would cost to implement.

In this informative evening:

  • Learn more about the materials sector solutions identified and modelled by Project Drawdown

  • Hear from experts who are making change with materials sector solutions at the individual, corporate and government level:

  • Build a long and local vision for materials sector solutions in Toronto

  • Offer what you can give and/or request what you need, to help move forward materials-related solutions in Toronto and reverse our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Everyone welcome!

This is the fifth of seven sector summits:

April 25 - Food Sector Summit
May 16 - Transport Sector Summit
July 25 - Energy Sector Summit
August 29 - Building and Cities Sector Summit
October 24 - Materials Sector Summit
November 28 - Land Use Sector Summit
January 30 (exact date TBC) - Women and Girls Sector Summit
For reports on previous summits, go to www.unifytoronto.ca/events.

More about Project Drawdown and Unify Toronto’s Drawdown program:

Project Drawdown, founded by author and environmentalist, Paul Hawken, is a scientifically based, comprehensive plan to implement the top 100 solutions to reverse global warming by 2050. Reversing climate change is not only possible, but feasible and eminently practical. The New York Times bestselling book sets out the solutions, the math and the economics of how we can actually do this in an inspirational and accessible way.

Unify Toronto's 13-month program aims to generate enough activity to make Toronto a hub of Drawdown activity in North America. It includes a series of introductions to Drawdown, seven sector summits, and a 4-session course, that will put vital information about how we can reverse global warming in your hands, connect you with other change makers, and galvanize your action with a new sense of optimism and agency.

Access details of Unify Toronto’s full Drawdown program at www.unifytoronto.ca.

Find out more about Drawdown at www.drawdown.org.

Learn about the Pachamama Alliance, creators of the Drawdown introduction and course, at www.pachamama.org.

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