Date: Tuesday, August 26th
Led by: Jason Karas, founder of Carbonrally.com
Location: The Asgard (350 Mass Ave, Cambridge – near Central Square) http://www.classicirish.com/asgard_about.html
Cost: Free for Net Impact members, $5 for non-members
This month, Jason Karas will lead a discussion about the motives behind both individual and corporate green actions. We will explore the merits and pitfalls of driving change through top-down vs. grass-roots activities, and Jason will share his observations about what works in corporate America.
Jason’s company, Carbonrally, is a web platform offering individuals and groups a fun, simple and social way to have a measurable impact on climate change. Carbonrally publishes periodic science-based “challenges” which involve personal changes in behavior. The site enumerates the personal CO2 impacts associated with the challenges, and also reports combined scores for teams and the entire community. As of June 2008, Carbonrally’s individual members and 300+ teams have reduced CO2 emissions by over 260 tons, helping it earn a rating as one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites of 2008. Carbonrally is based in Cambridge and is backed by angel investors from some of the leading Internet companies in the business—check it out at http://www.carbonrally.com.
Jason isn’t your typical Internet entrepreneur. He has over a decade of experience in corporate strategy and product development in the telecom and Internet industries; for example, he helped launch 7 new mobile services for European mobile carrier Orange. Jason holds Masters Degrees in Environmental Economics and Business Administration from Duke University.
Space is limited, so please RSVP to Asheen at asheen(at)gmail.com to reserve a seat. Please note the nominal fee of $5 added to dinner costs for nonmembers.