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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 (CO2-e) to 79 Mt. This is based on emissions reductions in five, high-impact areas:

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Mt

Electricity

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Mt

Buildings & Materials

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Mt

Food & Agriculture

005
Mt

Land Sinks

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Mt

Transportation

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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 and recyclable materials, are big emitters. Improving how we design, source and build infrastructure is on par with the choices we make for how to fill and power homes, offices, schools, and other structures.

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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. In Georgia, the estimated food waste in 2018… was 2.03 million tons, and it is estimated that each ton of food waste diverted from landfills would decrease CO2 emissions by 1.35 tons. If Georgia could reduce 50% of its food waste by 2030, it would decrease emissions by 1.38 megatons.

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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 just as critical to increase our capacity to sequester carbon as it is to 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.

We’re a State of Change

Community and business leaders, policy makers, advocates, innovators, entrepreneurs and municipal officials — you have the power to breathe life into each of our solutions.

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