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Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

Tuesday, March 13, 5:30pm
Sheet Metal Local 36 Union Hall

In partnership with Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and The Academy of Science – St. Louis.

Explore the mission and metrics behind Paul Hawkin’s, Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, including practical, local solutions in action.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at

The 80 researched-based actions mapped, measured, and modeled by Project Drawdown, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next 30 years, offer humans the means to transform our climate crisis into just, livable world conditions. Project Drawdown’s research, shows that rather than stopping global warming at 1.5-2 degrees Celsius, we can actually begin to reverse global warming by 2050, using technologies and practices that already exist and are scaling today. This program draws on Missouri efforts embodying some of the highest-impact Drawdown measures to transform our local Climate conversations into viable opportunities and optimism. Presentations will illustrate importance of Plant-Rich Diets, Green Roofs, Wind Power, Educating Girls, Regenerative Agriculture.


Erika Boeing is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Accelerate Wind, a 2016 Arch Grants Recipient. Erika has worked previously as a Systems Engineer at DRS Technologies, studied the interrelations between technology, society, and sustainability as a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands, and worked as a Research Fellow at Project Drawdown. She holds an M.A in European Studies on Society, Science, and Technology, and a B.S. In Mechanical Engineering.

Charlie Hopper is Director of Hardesty Renaissance Development Corporation, in Kansas City, MO. This enterprise is growing a community to grow an economy that grows communities – and addressing multiple Drawdown measures.

Nathan McKean is CEO of Breckenridge Material Company, a family-owned and operated company that has called St. Louis home since 1925. They are pioneering a new technology that chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete.

Mary Ostafi is Executive Director of Urban Harvest STL. She has been a leader in the urban agriculture movement for the past seven years, as well as a model and mentor for young urban farmers locally and globally. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from an acclaimed university in Sweden, is a licensed architect, a LEED AP, and St Louis Business Journal 40 under 40. Her background in architecture and interest in food equity led her to form Urban Harvest STL and pioneer the building of the first rooftop farm in St Louis, the FOOD ROOF Farm.

The event will be moderated by Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 5:30pm
Sheet Metal Local 36 Union Hall
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor), Tom Steyer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143130444
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017