Recycling How-Tos, a Climate Solutions Game + More: Top Blogs of 2023

In 2023, you wanted to learn more about climate impacts and solutions, how we’re working to make it work for everyone, and the people behind it all. 

This year, the Drawdown Georgia Blog brought you everything from the latest climate research to new resources to help Georgians track and reduce GHG emissions to unique climate-focused projects happening across the state that are helping to curb emissions and improve lives. Of those, the posts that stood out for our readers in 2023 focused on three categories:

  • Climate solutions toolkits that are designed to help Georgians reduce emissions at home and even in our workplaces and communities

  • New and expanded research to give us better insights into the most impactful climate solutions for our state

  • Stories about how philanthropy is powering solutions, and how nonprofits and community groups across the state are taking action to scale climate solutions in ways that prioritize equity

Join us now in looking back at this year’s top 5 most-read blog posts.

The Five Top Blog Posts of 2023

#5 Most Read Blog Post of 2023: How Does Transportation Affect The Environment?

The transportation sector - including passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, and light rail systems - is the largest source of emissions in Georgia. That’s why scaling climate solutions like electric vehicles, mass transit, and alternative transportation is crucial to achieving our climate goals in our state. 

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This blog post takes you on a deep dive into the current state of transportation climate solutions in Georgia and shares how you can take action to help reduce your own transportation emissions.

>> Explore climate solutions in the transportation sector now.

#4 Most Read Blog Post of 2023: Play Solved! The Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions Game (h3)

If you are looking for a new way to engage your students or colleagues around climate issues, then Solved! The Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions Game might be just what you are looking for. 

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This new, play-based, interactive resource offers classrooms and organizations the chance to network and connect while learning about high-impact climate solutions. 

Solved! is played with cards illustrating the 20 solutions in the Drawdown Georgia framework as well as Wild Cards that represent the external factors that can impact carbon reduction efforts.
Players work together to identify which solutions have the greatest impact and implement them strategically to reach Georgia’s climate goals.

>> Learn how to play the game and access free downloads of Solved! Game materials.

#3 Most Read Blog Post of 2023: How To Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle: A New Toolkit From Drawdown Georgia

Do you need to wash empty containers? How do you know which plastics can be recycled? What about hard-to-recycle items like styrofoam, e-waste, and appliances? 

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Recycling can be confusing, and we've got the answers! Our newest climate solutions toolkit, written by the experts at Live Thrive, was created to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle in Georgia. 

>> Learn more about our free recycling toolkit and the climate benefits of recycling in Georgia.

#2 Most Read Blog Post of 2023: Meet the 2024-2025 Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grantees

The Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant program was launched in 2022 to fund climate solutions that prioritize equity throughout Georgia. 

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This year, we were pleased to announce that Community Farmers Markets, Concerned Citizens of Cook County, ECO-Action, Groundswell, Mothers & Others for Clean Air, and Sustainable Georgia Futures were all recipients of the 2024-2025 grant round. Together, they are helping to bring climate solutions home.

>> Join us in congratulating the new cohort of grantees and learn all about their important work now.

#1 Most Read Blog Post of 2023: Truly Living Well in Atlanta Through Urban Agriculture and Composting

How can urban agriculture and community composting change lives?

Truly Living Well farm produce

Scaling these practices in Georgia helps improve public health, protect the environment, and draw down carbon emissions, but that’s not all. In this interview with our friends at Truly Living Well, Think Green Inc., and Historic Westside Gardens, you’ll learn how a Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant is helping to alleviate food and environmental injustice in underserved and BIPOC neighborhoods. 

>> Read more about the important food and agriculture projects underway on the west side of Atlanta. 

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