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 Document Library.

We're Becoming a Nonprofit, and We Need Your Input!

Drawdown: Marin is becoming a nonprofit organization. This new nonprofit will partner with the County to effectively implement the Drawdown: Marin Strategic Plan.

We’ve formed a working group made up of Drawdown: Marin Executive Steering Committee members and a member of our Equity Task Force. They will assist County Staff to develop necessary documents and those documents will be posted for public review.

Visit our Nonprofit Working Group page for important dates and opportunities to engage in our process!


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. The Marin County Board of Supervisors received and endorsed the Strategic Plan on December 8, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the Strategic Plan, please contact Alex Porteshawver.

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
Appendix F - Responses to Public Comments on the July 2020 Public Draft Strategic Plan

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 many ways to get involved.

  1. Click on the Focus Area icons above to find out what actions you can take 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 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.