IMAGINE THE FUTURE.
SEE WHAT'S POSSIBLE...
No, really...see "What's Possible"!
The question we all ask is,
What can I do?
I'm just one person -
how can anything I do
make a difference?"
We can all do something,
and if everyone did something,
imagine what 7.7 million people living in the Bay Area can accomplish if we work together, because...
everyone has a part to play
watch this inspiring 4 minute video that shows how we get from where we are today to the future we imagine, narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by Louie Schwartzberg
The three biggest contributors to climate change right here in the Bay Area are from our buildings & the energy we use, our transportation, and our food.
The good news is that the solutions already exist.
Some solutions are easy and you can do them right now.
Others are going to take all of us working together.
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW:
SEE WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO:
We all need a place to start.
This website is designed for everyone: individuals, community groups, businesses, and government. At DRAWDOWN Bay Area you will find your first step, and then your next, and the step after that, connecting the power of people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
and discover thousands of actions you can take in just minutes every day, right from your phone.
Learn more about the
Climate-Safe California campaign to achieve net-negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
- real actions: that will save you money, improve your health, & help your neighbors, too;
- inspiration from real people, communities, and businesses around the Bay;
- resources: connections and tools you can use;
- policies: to implement in every city and county to make the changes we need;
- knowledge: videos, stories, books, and the science behind the solutions.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Our planet is heating up.
We're seeing the impacts right here: longer, hotter summers, increased fire danger, rising sea and bay levels, worsening air quality, prolonged droughts, challenges to our agricultural communities and the Bay Area's infrastructure.
The major cause is our use of fossil fuels - in our cars & trucks, to heat & cool our buildings, and cook our food. The very fuels that have improved our lives since the industrial revolution have added gases to our atmosphere that are now causing the climate disruption that we are experiencing, putting our people, our economy, and our beautiful natural resources all at increasing risks.
But we can do something about it.
WHAT'S POSSIBLE BY 2030?
The challenge is real:
In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate disruption, we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80% no later than 2030.
To get there, we need to do two things:
stop using fossil fuels in our buildings and our vehicles, and begin to
draw down the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that are warming our planet.
We have less than ten years to dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and protect our communities, our economy, and everything we love about the Bay Area.
Sounds serious, doesn't it? and it is - but we know we can do this, together, joining efforts throughout California, the nation, and the world, starting right here in the Bay Area:
9 counties, 101 cities & towns, and 7.7 million people.
We need to get started!
JOIN THE REGIONAL 2030 CLIMATE CHALLENGE
an initiative to dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions
If ever time was of the essence, it is now.
If ever a region could meet the challenge, it is the Bay Area.