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We’re bringing
climate solutions home.

Inspired by Project Drawdown®, we are building a movement in Georgia to accelerate progress toward net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

What’s Possible by 2030

If we get this right, we can cut Georgia’s carbon impact by at least one-third in just 10 years, from 125 megatons (Mt) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) to 79 Mt. This is based on emissions reductions in five, high-impact areas:

079
Mt

Electricity

017
Mt

Buildings & Materials

006
Mt

Food & Agriculture

005
Mt

Land Sinks

005
Mt

Transportation

009
Mt

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Electricity

Buildings & Materials

Food & Agriculture

Land Sinks

Transportation

Electricity

Accelerating Georgia’s progress to renewables means increasing solar and putting waste heat to work in co-generation plants, capturing methane from landfills and turning it into power, and shifting our electricity usage to off-peak.

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Buildings & Materials

Buildings are huge energy hogs and some of the materials that you’ll find inside them, like hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, are big emitters. We can cut emissions in Georgia by recycling more, making our buildings more energy efficient, and replacing refrigerant chemicals with less polluting options.

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Food & Agriculture

The way we grow our food, what we eat, and what happens to excess and waste are all essential parts of our carbon footprint. Drawdown solutions aim to grow food in ways that benefit the land and sequester carbon, increase lower carbon plant-forward diets, reduce food waste, and increase composting.

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Land Sinks

Georgia’s natural land sinks - including 22 million acres of working forests and rich coastal wetlands - sequester 46 Mt of CO2 each year, offsetting 27% of total emissions in the state. It’s critical to increase our capacity to sequester carbon as we reduce emissions elsewhere.

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Transportation

Georgia has nearly 90,000 miles of public roads and the world’s busiest airport. In 2017, vehicles accounted for 43% of our emissions — our single largest source! Drawdown aims to massively reduce our consumption of gasoline and diesel with a big push for electric and fuel-efficient vehicles, more and smarter mass transit, and better alternative mobility options.

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Meet the Climate Change Makers

Our solutions are market-ready and already happening in Georgia. From the peanut farmer who sold 1,400 acres of his farm for community solar, to an ambitious project to create the most sustainable highway in the world, Georgia is boldly innovating its way to a promising future.

Stories & Studies

A Conversation with Jenni Harris of White Oak Pastures

It might be difficult to believe that a single family business in Bluffton, Ga., is helping to regenerate farmland, revive a small town, produce nutritious food for the community, and scale climate solutions in our state, but all of this--and more--is happening at White Oak Pastures. Jenni Harris is a member of the Drawdown Georgia Leadership Council and part of the fifth generation to raise livestock at White Oak Pastures. She recently joined Blair Beasley for a conversation about the incredible work underway at her family's farm, from regenerative agriculture to grazing operations at the neighboring large-scale solar installation.

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