Climate Solutions

for the Southern Appalachian region

Welcome to the hub for Drawdown climate solutions for the Southern Appalachians. We are based in Asheville, and our area includes Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, Northern Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwestern Virginia. Drawdown is that point in time when greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere start to decline. Sound impossible? It’s not! We already have the tools. Read on…

Our mission is to amplify and accelerate Drawdown climate solutions in the Southern Appalachian region. Together, we can reverse climate change by 2050!

Drawdown solutions

Drawdown’s science-based solutions will reverse climate change, save money, and solve many other problems at the same time. Learn about Project Drawdown and its vision for a cleaner, greener, and more equitable world.

Our values

With courage and determination, we will transform our personal lives, support our communities, and change policies to create a just and sustainable future for all.  We welcome anyone in the Southern Appalachian region to join us! Read more

Work with us

We are building a roadmap to put Drawdown solutions into action in our region. We invite you to learn more about Drawdown work in our region, visit our Events page to find out how you can get involved, and dig into climate solutions in our Progress posts.

We see global warming not as an inevitability but as an invitation to build, innovate, and effect change, a pathway that awakens creativity, compassion, and genius. This is not a liberal agenda, nor is it a conservative one. This is the human agenda.

Paul Hawken

General meetings

We come together on the second Sunday of every other month to build community, share our progress, develop ideas, and talk about upcoming events.

Regional groups

Many climate action groups are working within our own communities close to home. Find out what’s happening in your county and connect with Drawdown folks near you.


Groups called Progress on Drawdown Solutions (PODS) focus on specific Drawdown sectors: Electricity, Food, Land Use, Women & Girls, Buildings & Cities, Transport, or Materials. Other PODS help us grow through Drawdown accelerators: education, the arts, voting, and other actions.

Let’s work together.