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Published on Apr 22, 2015
Advancements in information technology are changing our culture of sustainability and empowering all of us to scale our daily actions into societal changes. Watch as Ian Monroe unlocks the simplicity of how your mobile device can save the world.
Ian Monroe is a lecturer in the Earth Systems department at Stanford University, where he teaches courses on renewable energy and climate change. He’s also an Echoing Green Climate Fellow and a participant in Hawai‘i’s Energy Excelerator program for his work founding Oroeco, a web and mobile platform that rewards users for taking climate actions and gives the public a voice in creating low-carbon investment products. Ian has been named one of the world’s top 8 leaders in cleantech by Tech Republic, and Oroeco has been named the best app to make your life more environmentally friendly by Mashable. Ian is passionate about combining cleantech with information technology to empower solutions to climate change, drawing from his research at Stanford and his experiences working on sustainable and appropriate technology adoption in 22 countries around the world.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx