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Laura ShenkarLaura Shenkar is Founder and Principal of The Artemis Project. She is one of the foremost global experts on corporate water strategy and the application of advanced water technologies in commercial and industrial markets.

She speaks regularly at conferences and industry events, including WEFTEC, WATEC, Going Green and numerous symposiums held at prominent universities including the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of California at Berkeley and Ben Gurion University in Israel. She has also authored several landmark reports and policy papers, including the E2 policy paper, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Improved Water Policy,” that has driven California state policy on energy and water conservation.

Ms. Shenkar’s research and opinions have appeared in numerous press outlets, including Inc. Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor and a broad range of sustainability industry publications.

A graduate of Yale University, Ms. Shenkar holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.  She has lived throughout the world and currently resides in San Francisco, California. Follow her on Twitter.

Managing Editor

Galen Sanford is a generalist and futurist who enjoys predicting trends and watching others profit from them. He studied Philosophy, Leadership, Peace and English at Whitworth University where he served as a columnist for the university newspaper and as a student representative to the Sustainability Committee. The UN RCE ESD in Tongyeong, South Korea recruited him to teach English and Sustainability for a year, which he accomplished by co-writing a summer-camp curriculum, taking children on a field trip to the dump and helping students build a collaborative mural out of repurposed trash. His passions are for sustainable food, for stories, and for exploring the potential of crowds. He’s lived on three continents. Follow him on Twitter.


Caroline Howe is a mechanical and environmental engineer with a focus on renewable energy technology implementation and green design. She has been working for more than two years in India on documenting India’s environmental solutions, while educating and mobilizing young people to implement their own climate solutions. In her directorship of the Climate Solutions Project, she has run a cross-country electric car tour of India, led more than 30 Climate Leadership Trainings reaching more than 2,500 youth, and has provided new business development services for Indian green entrepreneurs. She has worked in partnership with dozens of environmental NGOs and community groups in India, and in central America, southeast Asia, and across Africa. Her focus on institutional sustainability has included projects on Yale’s campus while a student, with universities in Australia, Japan and UK; inside India’s largest IT firm, Infosys; and within UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

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