Climate Drawdown Challenge

Paul Hawken, author of NYT Best Seller Project Drawdown, has identified the 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming. The Net Impact Climate Drawdown Challenge will enable you to imagine original ideas to scale climate solutions - moving us all to a better climate future.

First: Host an Event

Host an event where participants use design thinking and business planning to imagine, test, and refine product, service, or startup ideas to bring to market solutions to reverse global warming. Solutions will draw from the leading solutions identified by Project Drawdown to reverse global warming through solutions like educating women and girls, regenerative agriculture, and more. The team with the best idea from each local event will be awarded $50. All teams will have the opportunity to submit their idea to the Grand Prize competition level.

Second: Submit Your Ideas

All participants can submit their ideas to Net Impact Central to win the Grand Prize, recognition on our platforms, and a grant to attend a climate professional development opportunity they identify. Ideas will be judged on impact, feasibility, innovation, and story potential.

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Net Impact chapters are eligible to receive $125 in project funds, get support, and win prizes

  • Grand Prize for best International idea
  • $50 prize for each local event winner
  • $125 event stipend ($75 for event materials, $50 for local event winner)
  • 100 points toward Gold chapter status
  • Build leadership skills in climate change, topical knowledge, and design thinking
  • Entry into raffle for a prize if event host recruits at least 25 participants
  • Entry into raffle for a prize for all attendees
  • September 1, 2018 - March 8th, 2019: Host local events
  • March 8, 2019: Deadline for event leaders to host an event and for participants to submit ideas to the Grand Prize competition
  • May 2019: Grand Prize winner is selected and announced


Schedule time to chat with your Climate Drawdown Challenge representative at Net Impact Central, or email

All chapters worldwideDeadline to sign up to host: March 8, 2019Sign UpChapter Exclusive