We are Doers from around the world

Leaders, creators and change-makers from diverse communities and countries — we believe climate action is in our hands now. We can not wait. We must act — as individuals, communities and organizations — to accelerate action and share today’s best models in an open source spirit that everyone can take part in.

 

Christiana Figueres
Convener, Mission 2020
Former Chief Climate Negotiator, United Nations

Joi Ito
Director, MIT Media Arts Lab
“We are on a journey to create a new kind of design and use it to address climate change.”

Ólafur Grímsson
Chairman, Arctic Circle
Former President of Iceland

Jack Hidary
Chairman, Hidary Foundation
"We don’t solve coding issues. We try and solve the big grand challenge. It is a democratization—opening up of the Moonshot ecosystem."

Etosha Cave
Founder, Opus 12
“Our vision for the world is that we no longer haphazardly throw away carbon dioxide, but instead harness it as a valuable feed stock for products and fuels we currently use today.”

Adi Aron-Gilat
Head of Business Innovation Strategy, Google [X]
“Human life and nature are interconnected. We can make them better and achieve moonshot solutions only if we work together.”

Brooke Runnette EVP, Chief Program and Impact Officer, National Geographic Society "We are on a journey to use storytelling to move and inspire people to take action on climate and protecting our natural world."

Brooke Runnette
EVP, Chief Program and Impact Officer,
National Geographic Society
"We are on a journey to use storytelling to move and inspire people to take action on climate and protecting our natural world."

Michael M. Crow President, Arizona State University "We are on a journey to ensure that all societies prosper without undercutting the ecological foundation that all humanity depends upon."

Michael M. Crow
President, Arizona State University
"We are on a journey to ensure that all societies prosper without undercutting the ecological foundation that all humanity depends upon."

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Sharan Burrow
General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

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Anote Tong
Former President of the Republic of Kiribati
“For us, climate change is not an event in the future. It's an event that we're dealing with now. Our entire survival is at stake.”

Andy Karsner Managing Partner, Emerson Collective “We’ve reached a point where we have to activate all members of society and have everybody be a stakeholder — a “Doer” — to really democratize climate action. We have to activate people for who they are and meet them where they are, and sensitize them to what they can do, accentuating and empowering their capabilities, in their own domains.”

Andy Karsner
Managing Partner, Emerson Collective
“We’ve reached a point where we have to activate all members of society and have everybody be a stakeholder — a “Doer” — to really democratize climate action. We have to activate people for who they are and meet them where they are, and sensitize them to what they can do, accentuating and empowering their capabilities, in their own domains.”

Maria Zuber Vice President for Research, Professor of Geophysics, MIT “We are on a journey to apply science and technology to develop new paradigms for accelerating action around climate change.”

Maria Zuber
Vice President for Research, Professor of Geophysics, MIT
“We are on a journey to apply science and technology to develop new paradigms for accelerating action around climate change.”

Maxine Burkett
Professor of Law, University of Hawaii
“Our legal system evolved over time within a stable climate. Under a volatile climate, we must adjust our legal structures to confront profound disruption of indigenous livelihoods, loss of habitable land and mass migrations.”

Rich DeVaul Engineering Director, Google [X] “It’s so hard to do almost anything in this world. But attacking a problem that is twice as big or 10 times as big is not twice or 10 times as hard.”

Rich DeVaul
Engineering Director, Google [X]
“It’s so hard to do almost anything in this world. But attacking a problem that is twice as big or 10 times as big is not twice or 10 times as hard.”

Peter Seligmann Chairman, Conservation International "We are on a journey to ensure that all societies prosper without undercutting the ecological foundation that all humanity depends upon."

Peter Seligmann
Chairman, Conservation International
"We are on a journey to ensure that all societies prosper without undercutting the ecological foundation that all humanity depends upon."

Johan Rockström
Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

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Bill McDonough CEO, McDonough Innovation “We are setting out a new language of carbon — living, durable and fugitive — and we can design with carbon safely, productively and profitably for generations to come.”

Bill McDonough
CEO, McDonough Innovation
“We are setting out a new language of carbon — living, durable and fugitive — and we can design with carbon safely, productively and profitably for generations to come.”

Margarita Mora
Executive Director, Conservation Stewards Program, 
Conservation International

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Sekita Grant
Legal Counsel, Environmental Equity, 
The Greenlining Institute

David Skorton
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Davida Herzl CEO, Aclima “At this critical juncture, when the relationship between our species and our planet hangs in the balance, we can and we must build a new class of tools that make the invisible world around us visible so that we can map the pollutants and greenhouse gases block-by-block, street-by-street and even building-by-building.”

Davida Herzl
CEO, Aclima
“At this critical juncture, when the relationship between our species and our planet hangs in the balance, we can and we must build a new class of tools that make the invisible world around us visible so that we can map the pollutants and greenhouse gases block-by-block, street-by-street and even building-by-building.”

Adnan Amin Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) "We are on a journey to advance global collaboration for a sustainable future based on clean renewable energy."

Adnan Amin
Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
"We are on a journey to advance global collaboration for a sustainable future based on clean renewable energy."

Sylvia Earl Oceanographer Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic "Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now.”

Sylvia Earl
Oceanographer
Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic
"Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now.”

 
 

 

Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge Winners & Participants

 

Thank you to all the participants in the Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge on CrowdRise.