With climate change more and more in the news and on peoples’ minds, workshops are coming to the Comox Valley to help shift the conversation from doom and gloom to empowerment and action. On March 28 in Comox and on April 20 in Cumberland, the workshop “Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown” will be presented.
Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Over the course of five years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already-existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050.
The workshop material is provided by the Pachamama Alliance and includes video clips, conversation and a look at the solutions. There are two upcoming opportunities to participate in this introductory workshop.
On Saturday, March 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Comox United Church, Comox United and the Comox Unitarian Fellowship Justice Team are presenting the workshop. It will be facilitated by Sandi Goldie and Jim Bronson, who are B.C. leaders in the Drawdown movement. Together, they have taught hundreds of Drawdown students and are actively involved in training trainers as well. Registration is either on Eventbrite or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Cumberland United Church, from 6-8:30 on Monday, April 20, the Cumberland Forest Society will host another introductory workshop facilitated by Helen Boyd, registered nurse and mental health therapist. She is the co-ordinator of the Comox Valley Nurses for Health & the Environment and is Chair of the CV Chapter of the BC Council for International Cooperation.
Admission to both is by suggested donation of $10. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Funds raised will go towards further action on the environment, with the funds raised in Cumberland specifically going to the Cumberland Forest Society.