Drawdown EcoChallenge

The Research Is In. It’s Time To Take Action.

Using proven climate solutions in the NY Times bestseller Drawdown, Drawdown EcoChallenge provides your community with a fun and social way to connect, reflect, and act on Project Drawdown’s proven solutions to reverse global warming. Powered by the EcoChallenge platform, and featuring over 80 actions across seven Drawdown Solution categories, participants in this special challenge will experience Drawdown’s meticulous research like never before.

Participants track and share their progress online and earn points for taking action. The combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes taking action a little easier — and a lot more fun. Drawdown EcoChallenge is free and open to the public. Participants can join an existing team, create a new one, or join the Community team.

At NWEI, we envision a world where EcoChallengers live every moment with the hunger and power for positive action.

EcoChallenge gives schools, organizations, and communities the tools and inspiration to accomplish their sustainability engagement and action goals. Our digital platform elevates solutions, facilitates action, and visualizes impact. By incentivizing and celebrating both effort and positive collective impact, EcoChallenge gives aspiring leaders the resources and confidence to take on the world’s biggest problems.

“All of life is comprised of self-organizing systems and the Drawdown EcoChallenge is exactly that—people coming together to share, learn, support, imagine, and innovate for a better world. We are honored to be a part of this significant and brilliant initiative.” -Paul Hawken, founder and executive director of Project Drawdown

What is Project Drawdown?

Project Drawdown is a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders, and activists who have come together to map, measure, and model the best available solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming within the next 30 years.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, the book describes its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. The goal of the research that informs Drawdown is to determine if we can reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon within 30 years.

Paul Hawken (Executive Director of Project Drawdown) is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.