- Share your favorite energy factoid.
Cities account for more than 2/3 of the world’s energy consumption and more than 70% of global CO2 emissions. It really highlights why it’s critical to focus on cities in developing clean energy solutions and the key role that cities play in the fight against climate change.
- What energy conservation campaign would you start in your office or want to share with other offices?
In addition to reducing energy waste within your office, ensuring that it’s location-efficient, with good transportation options (access to public transit, biking and walking). You can have a building with incredibly efficient systems and features, but if it’s only accessible by car, you’re really driving up your carbon footprint.
- What are you currently reading?
The NY Times and “The Snail and the Whale”, by Julia Donaldson. Seriously, with a toddler and pre-schooler at home, it’s hard to find much time at the moment for my own recreational reading. But, I’m a big fan of this children’s book, which has the wonderful message of how you can accomplish great things, no matter how small you feel.
- What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?
By doing what I can, especially with respect to energy efficiency, since it’s not only good for the planet, but saves money and increases comfort. Many of the things I’ve done are also made easier with some great city and state initiatives. I recycle, compost, use programmable thermostats and efficient appliances, buy local food as much as I can, have installed insulation and switched to LED bulbs in my home, etc.
- What is your personal superpower?
I have a good knack for trivia challenges, thanks to an ability to recall lots of information that I’ll probably never need for any significant purpose, which started with my appearance on a short-lived MTV gameshow called “Idiot Savants” in the late ‘90s.