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The Drawdown Course (#3): Reversing Global Warming (4 sessions)

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First Nations House

563 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

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This four-session course is designed to take participants deep inside the work of Drawdown.org, including a much greater familiarity with many of the solutions presented in the book, Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken. You will have a chance to actually get into action on one or more of your chosen solutions as well as learn how to communicate Drawdown to people in your life.


The course is full of useful tools and tips to empower you to have a real impact, as well as how work more effectively with others.

The course is 4 sessions of 3 hours each, with research assignments between sessions, and an "Action Break” between sessions 3 and 4 to allow you complete a learning project, either on your own or with a team from the course.

Dates and times:

Mondays: September 10, 17, 24 & October 22, 6:30-9:30

Promise of the Course

You will:
  • Gain a basic understanding of how it is possible to reverse global warming, accelerate and expand the work being done
  • Know yourself as someone truly making a difference in reversing global warming with a new attitude of hopefulness,
  • Be engaged in one or more solution(s) and/or become an “ambassador” for Drawdown
Our intention is that this will represent a lifetime commitment for you.

Overview of the sessions

Briefly, here is what we will do in each session:

Session 1:
Set the stage; get into Drawdown and the top 100 solutions; establish a shared context for ourselves of hope and possibility; begin the process of getting into action. Assignment is to research two solutions.

Session 2:
Learn from each other about solutions that you researched; explore powerful ways to both speak and listen; use those skills as we share our findings; discover a solution to carry you through the rest of the course. Assignment is to research even more deeply the solution you’ve chosen.

Session 3:
Share our individual research; see where we can support each other by teaming up, sharing skills, knowledge, and networks. Assignment is to create an action plan and go to work on a solution, or create awareness and engagement.

Action period of 5 weeks between Session 3 and session 4.

Session 4:
Share with each other our progress and our results, and see what further opportunities we can pursue together. Celebrate!

This course has been designed by the Pachamama Alliance, with videos and materials they produced. If you have not experienced their core program, Awakening the Dreamer, or if it's been a while, by all means please take two hours and review the online version. We promise you will be uplifted and engaged by its messages.

The course is taught by Jon Love and Satya Robinson of JLS-Global.ca and hosted by Unify Toronto.

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