Blue Carbon initiatives -- a new wave of ocean conservation efforts -- are among the best levers we have to reverse global warming while also boosting the health of local communities and increasing resilience to extreme weather, sea-level rise.
In the near future, a fleet of autonomous undersea robots will dramatically accelerate regenerative aquaculture by planting heat-resistant coral 10 times faster than current human planting techniques. And elsewhere, scalable solar-powered refrigeration units will help reduce rotting wastage in small-hold fishing communities.
I'm excited to serve as the new chair of the BFI board of directors. My background is in the technology world working initially as a physicist, inventor, engineer, designer, executive, and (most recently) investor seeking to help humanity become a net positive to nature. You can learn a lot more about how I see the world here:
In the summer of 2009, economists reported that one-third of the capital equipment in the United States stood idle while some 17 percent of the workforce were either unemployed, forced into part-time jobs, or “discouraged” from even seeking work.
BFI is honored to welcome Shana Rappaport to our Board of Directors. In her role as Vice President and Executive Director of VERGE with GreenBiz Group, Shana has spent the last six years building and scaling the premier global event series focused on accelerating the clean economy and addressing the climate crisis.
In 1969, designer, scientist, developer, writer and Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor Buckminster Fuller published his manifesto for a design revolution. Now, fifty years later, Fuller’s work will be recognized as part of the Charles D. Tenney Lecture series at SIU.