Dec 4 – Project Drawdown: How Education Reduces GHG Emissions

Wednesday, December 4th

Crystal Chissell from Project Drawdown will review what the Project Drawdown report is and how education, specifically the education of women, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Project Drawdown is a world-class research organization that identifies the most viable global climate solutions. Project Drawdown partners with communities, policy-makers, non-profits, business, investors, and philanthropists to identify and deploy science-based, effective climate solutions.


Crystal Chissell is an operations and governance specialist, working to champion diverse and collaborative leadership for a regenerative and beautiful future on Earth. As Vice President of Operations & Engagement at Project Drawdown, Crystal draws on her deep experience and interdisciplinary background in local and state government, law, business and social equity to nourish a culture of excellence at Project Drawdown and to facilitate partnerships that move the world toward climate solutions. She also speaks publicly about Project Drawdown and serves as an expert resource for news media, interest groups and advocacy organizations. Prior to Project Drawdown, Crystal was a practicing attorney, advising the City of Baltimore and the Maryland Environmental Service. She also served as Mayor of the Town of Highland Beach, Maryland. Crystal 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.


SLPS programs are held on the first Wednesday of each month during the school calendar year. Every program is free and open to the public. We hope you’ll be encouraged to host a webcast watch party with your colleagues and friends and join in the conversation through our online link. Some SLPS partners host watch parties for our presentations. All are welcome to join either watch parties or the live presentation. Ask questions in person or via social media using the hashtag #SLPSThursday.

This month, join us at:

Live Presentation – Omaha: MCC, no watch party planned at this site

Watch Party – Lincoln: UNL East Campus, Room 209, Hardin Hall (33rd & Holdrege)