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New York Reads: Drawdown
The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming

New York Reads: Drawdown provides your community with the opportunity to come together in conversation around science-based solutions that can help them take purposeful action with focus. By prioritizing disucssions around the 100 most impactful solutions for slowing down climate change citizens, and whole communities, can spend their time, energy and enthusiasm on making a true difference for their future.

The NYLA Sustainability Initiative has created the New York Reads: Drawdown Toolkit to supply your library or community group with resources to help you host conversations around the essays found in Drawdown for the month of March 2019 so that citizens, organizations and whole communities are ready for the Drawdown EcoChallenge (April 3-24, 2019).


Is it Possible to Reverse Global Warming?

Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policymakers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial, financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.

This video is on behalf of Net Impact Chapter of ASU.




How Can I Bring This to My Library and My Community?

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If your system isn’t listed and is an OverDrive customer, contact your system today and ask to get in on this agreement. Don’t delay! Drawdown goes away at the end of the month.



New York Reads: Drawdown Toolkit

This page will be kept up-to-date with info on Drawdown programs you can do at your library, but if you'd like cutting edge details sent right to your inbox, please share your email address with us.

Here are a few teasers to help you start thinking about programming for March and April 2019.

These solutions, ranked by Drawdown scientists, will reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.

#3 Reduced food waste

#4 Plant rich diet

#10 Rooftop solar

#33 LED lighting in homes

#44 LED lighting commercial

#46 Water Savings

#55 Household recycling

#57 Smart thermostats

#60 Composting


You can also work backwards and check out the Drawdown EcoChallenge website to see where you want to lead your community into action in April.


NY Libraries Participating in Drawdown

Check out the list of libraries and conatct info below to find a library working on Drawdown near you.
If you need to add your lirbary the list, use the form here.

Troy Public Library Contact - Stephanie Dudek

Hauppauge Public Library Contact - Matthew Bollerman

Desmond-Fish Library Contact - Jen McCreery

Red Hook Public Library Contact - Dawn Jardine

South Huntington Public Library Contact - Catherine Schmoller

Palisades Free Library Contact - Anya Berg

Saratoga Springs Public Library Contact - Jennifer Ferriss

Starr Library Contact - Nan Jackson

Wood Library Contact - Maria Bucci

Mamakating Library Contact - Peggy Johansen

Victor Farmington Library Contact - Greta Selin-Love

Morton Memorial Library Contact - Laura Weiland

Mahopac Public Library Contact - Michele Capozzella

Lindenhurst Memorial Library Contact - Lisa Kropp

Clarkson University Libraries Contact - Lisa Hoover

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Contact - Daniel Caufield

Livebrary / The Public Libraries of Suffolk County Contact - Ellen Nasto

Ontario Public Library Contact - Sandra Hylen

Town of Esopus Library Contact - Brooke Dittmar

Macedon Public Library Contact - Stacey Wicksall

Comsewogue Public Library Contact - Christine Parker-Morales

Woodstock Public Library District Contact - Jessica Kerr

Liverpool Public Library Contact - Maggie Foster

Baldwinsville Public LIbrary Contact - Meg Van Patten