What is Drawdown: Marin?

Drawdown: Marin is a community-driven campaign to do our part to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate change impacts. Drawdown: Marin is a partner of and is aligned with the solutions-oriented approach of Project Drawdown, a global research organization that identifies, reviews, and analyzes the most viable solutions to climate change, and shares these findings with the world. Drawdown will work to “draw down” carbon emissions by designing and implementing solutions in 6 Focus Areas:

Renewable Energy, Transportation, Buildings + Infrastructure, Carbon Sequestration, Local Food + Food Waste, and Climate Resilient Communities

Our Vision: Marin reverses its impacts on climate change by implementing local solutions as we create a thriving, equitable, and resilient future for all.  

Our Mission: We collaborate with our entire community to create and implement bold climate solutions.

To learn more, watch our launch video and review our Meeting Documents, Schedule, Process Overview, and Drawdown: Marin Roadmap.

Strategic Plan

Drawdown: Marin has completed a two-year planning process and worked with over 150 volunteers to identify 29 local climate change solutions. 7 solutions were endorsed by the Executive Steering Committee for immediate implementation.

The Drawdown: Marin Strategic Plan summarizes all 29 solutions, necessary equity work and initiatives, community empowerment and engagement priorities, and governance and funding frameworks and needs for 2021-2030. It is available for public viewing until August 31, 2020. After comments are received, a revised plan will be presented to the Marin County Board of Supervisors later this year in conjunction with the County’s 2020 Climate Action Plan Update.

Drawdown: Marin Strategic Plan
Appendix A - What is Drawdown: Marin?
Appendix B - Equity in Practice
Appendix C - Year 1 Survey Results and Analysis
Appendix D - Drawdown: Marin Guiding Principles and Solutions Evaluation Criteria
Appendix E - Drawdown: Marin Solutions - Detailed Solutions Information and Comparison

We invite your feedback on the draft version of the Strategic Plan and Appendices. As you review the materials, please consider the following:

  • What do you think of the solutions to address climate change?
  • How can we best engage you moving forward?
  • Does the plan excite you and make you want to act to solve climate change?

Please submit feedback here.

Act Now

Together we can find and act on solutions now. We have the resources we need to solve climate change, but we need to move quickly. There are several ways to get involved.

  1. Click on the Focus Area icons above to find out what actions you can take right now, next, and then to reduce your impact on the environment.
  2. Make a promise to take action. For more information visit: www.deartomorrow.org/drawdown-marin
  3. Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our webpage for project updates, actions you can take, relevant events and news, and more. 
  4. Give us feedback on the solutions (when they are ready!) developed by each Collaborative. The solutions will be posted to our website, a notification will be sent out to subscribers of our webpage, and we’ll post on Facebook and Instagram.
  5. Attend a Drawdown meeting or event. Visit the Drawdown Meeting/Events Calendar to learn more.
  6. Help us get the word out about Drawdown in your communities. Email Alex Porteshawver with ideas.