Drawdown EcoChallenge

The Power of Collective Impact. And it’s just beginning!

For 21 days in April, over 7,200 participants took action on Project Drawdown‘s proven solutions to reverse global warming. Individuals from 65 countries made undeniable impact, uniting to conserve 56,169 gallons of water, consume 21,177 meatless meals, and save up to 150,402 pounds of CO2. Download the full impact summary to see the impact that even small changes can make.

Stay tuned for next year’s Drawdown event, which promises to create an even bigger impact!

At NWEI, we envision a world where EcoChallengers live every moment with the hunger and power for positive action.

EcoChallenge gives schools, organizations, and communities the tools and inspiration to accomplish their sustainability engagement and action goals. Our digital platform elevates solutions, facilitates action, and visualizes impact. By incentivizing and celebrating both effort and positive collective impact, EcoChallenge gives aspiring leaders the resources and confidence to take on the world's biggest problems.

“All of life is comprised of self-organizing systems and the Drawdown EcoChallenge is exactly that – people coming together to share, learn, support, imagine, and innovate for a better world. We are honored to be a part of this significant and brilliant initiative.” – Paul Hawken, founder and executive director of Project Drawdown

What is Project Drawdown?

Project Drawdown is a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders, and activists who have come together to map, measure, and model the best available solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming within the next 30 years.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, the book describes its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. The goal of the research that informs Drawdown is to determine if we can reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon within 30 years.

Paul Hawken (Executive Director of Project Drawdown) is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.