How we’ve made the web dirty

Whenever we are using the internet, we unintentionally contribute to climate change, in an avoidable way. Luckily, there are some things we can do about it.

Chris Adams

Director, Green Web Foundation

Chris is an environmentally focussed tech generalist, spending the last ten years working in tech startups, blue-chip companies and government, as a product manager and developer. He is an organiser of, a community for technology professionals taking climate action, and a director of the Green Web Foundation.

Twitter: @mrchrisadams

Dr Priyadarshini Karve

Founding Director, Samuchit Enviro Tech

Dr Karve is the Director of Samuchit Enviro Tech, a social enterprise promoting sustainable products and services. She is a member of the Executive Board of Clean Energy Access Network, an India-wide society for decentralised renewable energy technologies, and the National Facilitator of the Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change.

Amy Westervelt

Senior Associate, Energy Web Foundation (EWF)

Amy is passionate about helping companies navigate disruptive technology. She’s currently a Senior Associate at the Energy Web Foundation, working with utilities, startups, and investors to leverage blockchain technology in the energy sector. Prior to EWF, she was part of Rocky Mountain Institute’s innovation hub, the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Alexander Melzer

Founder & CEO, Zolar

Alex career has always been dedicated to the solar industry: He worked as a Product Manager at Solarwatt AG, before moving to Canada and becoming Managing Director at Soventix Canada Inc., a global solar project developer. In 2016, he founded the Greentech Startup Zolar together with his Co-founder and friend Gregor Loukidis. His vision: Changing the world’s energy generation to 100% renewable.

Dr. Thomas Hillig

Founder, THEnergy

Dr Thomas Hillig, an expert specializing in off-grid renewables and micro-grid solutions founded THEnergy, a renewable energy consultancy firm in 2013. THEnergy assists companies in dealing with energy-related challenges, combining experience from conventional and renewable energy with industry knowledge in consulting.

Twitter: @THEnergyNet

Tim Schumacher

Investor & Entrepreneur

Tim Schumacher is a German Investor and Entrepreneur, with a focus on ad tech, marketing and consumer products. He was the CEO of publicly traded, which he co-founded. Since 2012, he has founded or invested in multiple start-ups like Aklamio, Hitfox, PiwikPro, and Ecosia. He also co-founded Eyeo (makers of Adblock Plus), where he acts as Chairman.

Twitter: @TimSchu

Gilbert Gagnaire

Co-Founder EasyMile

After 10 years of professional experience as a technical expert for financial software vendors. Gilbert set up Fermat, a risk management financial software house acquired in 2008 by the rating agency Moody’s. To date, Gilbert owns/is a shareholder of a dozen of companies operating in various domains, including EasyMile.

Sanjoy Sanyal

Founder, Regain Paradise

Sanjoy Sanyal is the founder of Regain Paradise, a Singapore based organization which works with investors, entrepreneurs, consultancies and think-tanks to promote environmental innovation in emerging Asia and Africa.

Twitter: @NewVenturesAsia

Eugene Maseya

Co-Founder, MamaBird

Eugene is a Malawian born Dronepreneur who’s passionate about robotics and using drones to solve problems in developing countries. He is Co-founder of MamaBird, an emerging drone logistics company focused on health care deliveries in Africa.

Twitter: @eugenemaseya

George Harding-Rolls

Campaigns Adviser, Changing Markets Foundation

George Harding-Rolls is a campaigner and communications strategist with a focus on digital ethics, climate change and food sustainability. He works as an adviser to the Changing Markets Foundation, having previously held roles at international sustainability NGO, Forum for the Future, and Beijing based CSR platform, Charitarian.

Twitter: @GHardingRolls 

Jonars B. Spielberg

PhD, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Jonars B. Spielberg is a PhD student at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. His research examines interactions between service providers and users, and the role of technology in international development. From 2013 to 2017, he worked on the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation at MIT.