DrawDAO, a 100% volunteer run non-profit with the mission to reverse climate change, is launching November 12th. DrawDAO’s mission is to support Open Source projects that reverse climate change. DrawDAO’s first project is Carbon Gardener, a citizen-science project led by the Open Air Collective with scientist Dr. Garrett Boudinot. DrawDAO will be issuing unique works of digital artwork inspired by the project. Donors who donate $500 or more will receive a physical print of the artwork.
Many citizens feel hopeless that they can make an impact on climate change. DrawDAO’s approach of using donor funds to back scientist-vetted, nature-based carbon removal projects gives the average citizen a direct pathway to help reverse climate change.
With Carbon Gardener, we will advance the science and awareness of enhanced weathering – a powerful land-based carbon removal technology. Rock dust and the inorganic carbon cycle is a natural process that already removes 1 billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year. The project will speed up that natural process by providing community gardens with rock dust materials and research training. By partnering with local high schools, they will also educate communities on the science behind enhanced weathering as a climate solution. Any citizen or scientist can access the results for DrawDAO funded research for their own climate efforts.
Unlike most projects focused on reducing emissions, DrawDAO focuses on funding carbon drawdown or carbon dioxide removal projects. These projects use natural methods to remove carbon already existing in the atmosphere. Every projection on how we get to “Net Zero” illustrates the need for carbon removal. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, by 2050 we need to reduce yearly emissions by 7% and remove 12-15 billions tons of carbon per year.
Climate scientists are actively working on natural paths for carbon removals, but lack the proper fundings to scale their efforts. DrawDAO is on a mission to fund these critical carbon removal projects. The results for each project funded will be shared with additional scientists, academic communities, and donors to expedite learnings on these carbon removal methods.
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Leila Conners, Matthew Sniff