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Why Georgia?

It’s possible you might think that we’re the most unlikely state to lead on bold climate action. We’re not inclined to paint our movement with any one color, and we believe it’s a place where people of all stripes will come together to give the best of what we have to give - intellectually and passionately. Let’s build on the many innovative things that are already happening here, let’s put an inclusive and diverse lens on the challenges. Let’s bring climate solutions home.

Who We Are

With leadership from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the Drawdown Georgia road map was created by a working group of academic partners. Now we need you. Community and business leaders, policy makers, advocates, innovators, entrepreneurs and municipal officials — you have the power to breathe life into each of our solutions.

Core Research Team

Marilyn A. Brown, PhD, CEM, NAE, NAS

Interim Chair, School of Public Policy
Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology

Blair Beasley

Director of Climate Strategies
Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Kim Cobb, PhD

Georgia Power Chair
Director, Global Change Program
ADVANCE Professor, College of Science,
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael Oxman

Managing Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
Professor of the Practice, Sustainable Business
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

Daniel Rochberg

Chief Strategy Officer,  [email protected]
Instructor, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, 
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Marshall Shepherd, PhD

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography
Director, UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program
Full Professor, Department of Geography
University of Georgia

Beril Toktay, PhD

Professor and Brady Family Chair
Faculty Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

Marilyn A. Brown, PhD, CEM, NAE, NAS

Interim Chair, School of Public Policy
Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology

William J. Drummond, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology Degree Program
Georgia Institute of Technology

Puneet Dwivedi, PhD

Associate Professor, Forest Sustainability
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia

David S. Eady

Senior Manager, Industry Engagement
Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

David M. Iwaniec, PhD

Assistant Professor, Urban Sustainability
Urban Studies Institute, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University

Sudhagar Mani, PhD

Professor of BioChemical Engineering
School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
Adjunct Professor of Food Science & Technology
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia

Daniel Matisoff, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jacqueline E. Mohan, M.E.M., PhD

Associate Professor, Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology & Biogeochemistry Odum School of Ecology
University of Georgia

Michael Oxman

Managing Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
Professor of the Practice, Sustainable Business
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

Richard A. Simmons, PhD, PE

Director, Energy, Policy, and Innovation Center
Strategic Energy Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology

Laura Taylor, PhD

Professor and Chair, School of Economics
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jasmine Crowe, Co-Chair

Goodr

Roy Richards Jr., Co-Chair

Southwire

Nathaniel Smith, Co-Chair

Partnership for Southern Equity

Mike Berg

M.L. Berg & Associates

Steve Bradley

Cox Enterprises

Marilyn A. Brown

Georgia Institute of Technology

Casey Cox

Longleaf Ridge Farms

Dennis Creech

The Kendeda Fund

Gerald Durley

Interfaith Power & Light

John Hardman

WildArk & Woodleaf Partners

Jenni Harris

White Oak Pastures

Doug Hooker

Atlanta Regional Commission

Na’Taki Osbourne Jelks

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance & Spelman College

James Marlow

Clean Energy Advisors

Jeff Pratt

Green Power EMC

Costas Simoglou

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Christine Reeves Strigaro

The Sapelo Foundation

Andres Villegas

Georgia Forestry Association

Katharine K. Wilkinson

The All We Can Save Project
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