The Signal in the Noise
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The Xerces Society works to preserve bees, butterflies and other invertebrates. Their name comes from the now-extinct Xerces blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces), the first butterfly known to go extinct in North America as a result of human activities. The Xerces blue's habitat was destroyed by development in the sand dunes of San Francisco, and the species was declared extinct by the 1940s. Their key program areas are: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts.
DrawDAO is on a mission to support a new era of carbon drawdown. Specifically natural and low capital projects with pathways to gigaton scale removal. Every projection on how to get to net zero requires carbon to be removed on top of reducing emissions. Climate scientists are actively working on natural paths for carbon removals, but lack the proper funding and shared knowledge to scale their efforts. Results for each of DrawDao's projects will be shared with additional scientists, academic communities, and donors to expedite learning. DrawDao's first project is Carbon Gardener, Carbon Gardener is a citizen-science approach to advance the science and awareness of enhanced weathering - a powerful land-based carbon removal technology.
The project will provide community gardens with rock dust materials (a natural enhanced weathering method) and research trainings.
By partnering with local high schools, they will also educate communities on the science behind enhanced weathering as a climate solution.
Many citizens feel hopeless that they can make an impact on climate change. DrawDAO gives the average citizen a direct pathway to help reverse climate change.
The living world holds answers for us to create a more resilient, regenerative, and beautiful world. It is time to quiet our cleverness, to observe and listen deeply, and reconnect to nature’s wisdom by asking, “How does nature solve this?”.
It is time to take a look at the US Constitution, a document that responded to the needs of the 18th Century. Much of the document can be left intact, other parts need to be reexamined. CDER has taken a pass at writing the new constitution based on notes from the first constitutional convention to commentary from legal scholars over the decades. Add your thoughts and join the workgroup.