- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
President & Founder, BioDreamMachine, USA
Tom is a licensed landscape architect, community planner and Adjunct Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at the California College of the Arts and a Lecturer in the Plant and Microbial Biology Department, University of California, Berkeley. He has taught the innovation course "How Would Nature Do That?" to undergraduate and graduate students since 2006. He has guest lectured in the schools of architecture and mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Schumacher College, the Omega Institute, and the Universidad Iberoamericana.
He is the President and Founder of BioDreamMachine, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to teaching K-12 science through bio-inspired design. Tom is an Education Fellow and member of the Educational Advisory Board of the Biomimicry Institute. Organizations that he has consulted to include the Marine Science Institute, HOK architecture firm, and the Center for Environmental Education, Westchester, NY. He is the co-founder and editor of the new digital magazine Zygote Quarterly, and writes a regular blog at www.greenbiz.com.