Join Paul Hawken and Damon Gameau

As They Highlight the January 2022 Drawdown Festival

“Join the Regeneration” says acclaimed Australian filmmaker of 2040, keynote speaker and festival partner for the 2022 Drawdown Festival – Tools For Regeneration: Forums! Fun! Films! coming to the Southampton Arts Center, Friday–Sunday, January 21-23, 2022, with talks, workshops and films scheduled all weekend (virtual). Registration is free, hosted by Southampton Arts Center, who is also accepting donations to cover costs. 

Damon Gameau will be joined by Paul Hawken, author of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, which has grown into an international climate research organization, and the newly-released Regeneration: Solving the Climate Crisis in One Generation.  Gameau’s award-winning film 2040 and accompanying book 2040 is based on the top Drawdown climate solutions. They will be co-hosting the opening event Friday January 21 from 6:44 – 830pm.

Join a Carbon CREW

In addition to Damon Gameau, SAC is co-partnering with the newly-formed Carbon CREW Project, cofounded by Dorothy Reilly of Southampton. The founders of CREW, which stands for Carbon Reduction for Earth Well-being, highlight a recent international study: Did you know the U.N. has found that 2/3 of all greenhouse gas emissions originate from decisions made at the household level?  “The choices made by each of us make all the difference! Together our choices are powerful” said Ms. Reilly.  Over the weekend there will be an option to enroll in a Carbon CREW program to guide you to a 50% carbon reduction lifestyle by 2030.

Climate Action = Climate Safety

“This is all about climate action, climate safety, climate hope. Learn about how you can begin now to cut emissions, address equity issues, protect and restore ecosystems and create a regenerating, thriving world,” said Mary Morgan, cofounder of Drawdown East End, also a festival partner, a group inspired by the science of Project Drawdown to guide local climate solutions to reverse global warming.

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Join Friday’s Climate Youth Festival

The Festival promises an array of talks, workshops, and films — on soil and sea sequestration, climate cuisine, electrify-everything, the debut of Stories of Regeneration on ways that we can all participate in regenerating our earth and reversing climate devastation — and, on Friday evening, the opportunity to join the Climate Youth Festival from LIU.   

Session curators include: League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and the North Fork, Sean Barrett, founder, Montauk Seaweed Supply Co., journalist Alexandra Talty, Mark Haubner, VP, North Fork Environmental Council, Sheila Pfeiffer, co-founder of Carbon CREW Project, Scott Carlin, professor, Long Island University, author “Gratitude and Climate Change,” and more.

Schedule of Events*

All times are EST. We suggest that all registrants watch the uplifting climate solutions film 2040 before the Festival. 

Friday, January 21, 2022

  • Evening – 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM – We welcome you with an opening Shinnecock Blessing and Co-Host filmmaker Damon Gameau (2040) with Drawdown’s Paul Hawken.
  • 8:30 – 10:00 Climate Youth Festival from LIU.

Saturday, January 22, 2022 

  • Morning –  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Welcome back ceremony, hear talks on Indigenous Wisdom, Electrify Everything and Soil Sequestration, with Drawdown and Carbon CREW explained.
  • Afternoon – 1:00 PM to 5:45 PM – panels on Sea Sequestration, Climate Cuisine, Women and Girls with talks on Climate Games, Instant Actions and the Environmental Voter Project, ending the afternoon with One Million Women singing.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

  • Morning – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Panels on Model Towns and Regenerator Web Resources.
  • Afternoon – 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM – Panels on Communicating for Changing Times, Protect Nature Now, Consumption, Financial Impact for Regeneration, ending with our closing ceremony at 5:15 PM.

Register Today!! (virtual)

*schedule subject to change

About Mary Foster Morgan

Co-founder, Drawdown East End, a grass roots group bringing local solutions to reduce greenhouse gases and achieve drawdown. Formerly executive director of the Guggenheim Learning Through Art program in New York, Mary moved east from art to science -- working with the Cornell Marine Program on the North Fork, helping to launch a community-based aquaculture training and restoration effort (SPAT), and to local food -- co-founding Slow Food East End. Mary has deep roots in the East End; for generations her family lived and farmed in East Hampton. She currently lives in Orient.
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