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CBD 2021:Merging Science & Contemplative Practice for Climate Action, w/ Drawdown's Crystal Chissell

Sponsored by Contemplation by Design, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine


Tuesday, November 2, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
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Project Drawdown has led years of research and analysis by scholars around the world to identify - based on review of scientific study and data collection by the world’s scientists - the proven technologies and practices that are most effective in reversing the buildup of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere that have led to climate change. Results of this study were initially published in the New York Times best-selling book Drawdown, and since then in multiple publications freely available online. Project Drawdown’s analysis has influenced university curricula, city climate plans, commitments by businesses, community action, philanthropic strategy, and more.

In this session, Crystal Chissell, Project Drawdown's Senior Director of new initiative Drawdown Communities, will discuss the Drawdown framework of climate solutions and a template for making a personal climate action plan that can be supported by contemplative practice.

As Senior Director of new initiative Drawdown Communities, Crystal Chissell leads efforts to produce informational programming and guides to support local, collective climate action. These efforts focus on scaling adoption of Project Drawdown solutions in a way that values the well-being of all people and nature.

Crystal has a multidisciplinary background in law, environmental science, business, and nonprofit stewardship. She has close to two decades of experience advising elected and appointed state and municipal officials in a range of subject areas, including solutions to environmental problems. She holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University.

Merging Science & Contemplative Practice for Climate Action is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 25-Nov. 2, 2021.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.


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