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Book Club: Drawdown with Martha Schwartz

Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and landscape architects have a unique and vital role to play. To build knowledge about viable mitigation strategies and their relative impacts, LAF called on landscape architects to read Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken.

Martha Schwartz recommended the book and was the featured guest on LAF's livestream book club discussion that took place on April 1, 2019. Learn more about why Martha finds this book so valuable, read or browse the book or website,  and watch the recording of the livestream discussion.


References and Resources

Martha spoke about many resources that have helped her to take action on climate change, including this report from the Royal Society on geoengineering, science, and governance. She also talked about her favorite coming attractions from the latter half of the book, the artificial leaf and direct air capture. If you've already finished Drawdown and you're looking for your next climate read to continue learning about this important topic, Martha recommends Six Degrees: Our Future on a Warming Planet by Mark Lynas.

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