Celebrate Earth Day virtually with the Be Social Change community to learn about the world’s largest environmental movement and what you can do to make every day more sustainable.
At the 2021 Earth Day Virtual Connector, join a global online community and hear from amazing leaders and organizations sharing practical ways each of us can protect and restore our planet. This event will also include interactive online networking where you’ll meet and connect with inspiring, purpose-driven people who are innovating within the world of sustainability and making a positive impact for a greener planet with their daily decisions.
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Head, Ecosia North America
Ruby Au is the Head of North America at Ecosia: a Berlin-based search engine which reinvests 80-100% of its profits into tree planting and sustainable projects to fight climate change. To-date, Ecosia has planted over 120 million trees with the help of more than 15 million users worldwide.
In her role, Ruby manages Ecosia’s market strategy across the U.S, Canada, and Mexico, and is responsible for driving Ecosia’s brand and partnership growth.
Prior to joining Ecosia, Ruby spent 4 years working in Nairobi’s social impact & tech startup scene, where she launched African operations for San Francisco startup Endless Computers. She also founded and successfully exited Lumen Labs, a Nairobi-based EdTech company.
Ruby holds dual degrees in Business and Environmental Science from the University of Southern California.
Tom Szaky is founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in collection and repurposing of complex waste streams. TerraCycle operates in 21 countries, working with some of the world’s largest brands, retailers and manufacturers to create national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration.
Through TerraCycle, Tom creates circular solutions for hundreds of difficult waste streams such as cigarette butts, dirty diapers and used chewing gum. TerraCycle operates the largest supply chain for ocean plastic in the world, partnering with companies to integrate this material into their packaging. TerraCycle is the lead company in a new circular shopping platform called Loop that enables consumers to shop for household products in durable, reusable packaging. Launched in May 2019 in Paris, France and the mid-Atlantic and northeast U.S. with five new markets planned for 2020, Loop is a key step in helping to end the epidemic of waste that is caused by ‘single- use’ consumption.
Tom and TerraCycle have received hundreds of social, environmental and business awards and recognition from a range of organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Tom is the author of four books, “Revolution in a Bottle” (2009), “Outsmart Waste” (2014), “Make Garbage Great” (2015) and “The Future of Packaging” (2019). Tom created, produced and starred in TerraCycle’s reality show, “Human Resources” which aired on Pivot from 2014-2016 and is syndicated in more than 20 foreign markets on Amazon and iTunes.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $54 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. for financial, operations and customer service information, visit conEd.com.
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