Numbers 2 & 22 Paul Hawken’s book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (amazon.com), inspired Cecilie Stuart, founder of Move the World, a youth activist dance troupe, to hold free Drawdown Solutions Workshops. To keep the inspiration going, the Messenger Mountain News is reprinting all 100 solutions—one by one (or two by two, as here)—in every issue. To see all 100: drawdown.org/solutions. For information on Cecilie Stuart’s free Drawdown Workshop for adults and youth: Cecilie.Stuart@outlook.com.
Drawdown Solution #2: Wind Turbines (On-shore). On the way Palm Springs, you’ll see a vast increase in wind turbines. Project Drawdown defines these wind turbines as: “Onshore utility-scale wind power technologies. This solution replaces conventional electricity-generating technologies such as coal, oil, and natural gas power plants. Slowly and steadily, onshore wind capacity has increased by around 20 percent per year for the past decade, adding a record 63 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2015.” Today, wind power continues to push forward as a critical solution for global warming! Learn more: drawdown.org/solutions/electricity-generation/wind-turbines-onshore
Drawdown Solution #22: Wind Turbines (Off-shore). I remember not long ago my son, Gabe who is now 15, used to assemble Lego windmills as part of many sweeping and complicated Lego scenes and now, they are real. Thirty-two wind turbines, each double the height of the Statue of Liberty, have been installed off the coast of Liverpool, England and are owned by the toy maker, LEGO. This solution powerfully contributes to the reversal of global warming. Off-shore wind turbines save us $200 billion after implementation, while pulling 14 gigatons of CO2 out of our atmosphere. Thank you, LEGO, for inspiring years of our children’s imagination, which I tell my Drawdown students, will also be crucial as we envision and implement the new green economy. Read more: drawdown.org/solutions/electricity-generation/wind-turbines-offshore