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?
Get the Book:
- Libraries can purchase:
- Print copies of Drawdown are available from common library book jobbers at 40% off the list price.
- Penguin Random House, OverDrive & NYLA are bringing Drawdown eBooks to you!
- NYLA, OverDrive and Penguin Random House have agreed to make Drawdown available to New York libraries during the entire month of March 2019 at the Price per Click cost of $2.19. You may recall Penguin Random House removed their titles from OverDrive, so this arrangement is huge! And to top it off, NYLA will be paying for the first 1,000 downloads across the state!
- Participating Library Systems:
- Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
- Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
- Clinton Essex Franklin Library System
- Finger Lakes Library System
- Livebrary.com (Suffolk County Library System)
- Mid-Hudson Library System
- Mid-York Library System
- Mohawk Valley Library System
- Monroe County Library System
- Nassau Digital Doorway
- Nioga Library System
- North Country Library System
- Onondaga County Public Library
- Ramapo Catskill Library System
- Pioneer Library System
- Queens Library
- Southern Adirondack Library System
- Southern Tier Library System
- Upper Hudson Library System
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.
- Community groups:
- Use this form to purchase the book at 35% off the list price or purchase on Amazon.com for a 32% discount.
- Individuals can request this book from their local library
New York Reads: Drawdown Toolkit
- Conversation Starters for Book Discussion Events
- Lesson Plan for Engagement with the Drawdown EcoChallenge
- Drawdown EcoChallenge Library Program - PowerPoint
- Top Strategies Handout
- Drawdown EcoChallenge Site
- Drawdown Suggested Reading
- New York Reads: Drawdown Logo Banner
- New York Reads: Drawdown Logo Square
- Ideas for:
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.
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