• Malawi Leadership Program

    An Intensive Environmental Education and Leadership Program for Secondary Students

    30 students joined a training to connect them to Malawi's most pressing environmental issues.

    They also learned critical leadership and creative problem strategies that they can utilize in the communities.

  • Berkeley Launchpad Summit

    Our Launchpad Summit scheduled for March was cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to invite our presenters to another event in the future.

  • Launchpad Summit Speakers

    Keynote Speaker

    David Gottfried

    Founder and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council

    David Gottfried is a systems inventor and movement builder, working for thirty years to advance health for the planet and all life.


    He is best known as the father of the global green building movement: founding both the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils (with GBCs in over half the globe). Gottfried’s work started a new industry classification with hundreds of thousands of green buildings and accredited professionals in more than 160 countries: a trillion dollar market.


    Gottfried is the host of the Regen360 iTunes podcast and instructor of BuildMove - a training course to help professionals advance legacy as they create their own movement and boost triple-bottom-line profitability.


    Gottfried also serves as the CEO of Reset360 brand of nutritional products and digital courses, following the research and 4 bestselling books of Dr. Sara Gottfried. The goal is to help balance hormones, boost healthspan and live younger.


    Prior strategic consulting work under Regenerative Ventures includes serving over 100 leading global corporations such as Dreamworks, Starbucks, Genentech, Apple, Stanford University, the State of California and the Government of China.


    Gottfried’s degree is in Engineering and Resource Management from Stanford University. He has received numerous leadership awards, is a global keynote speaker and the author of three books including the award winning bestseller Explosion Green.

  • Panelists

    Dr. Diego Ponce de Leon Barido

    Director of Analytics, East Bay Community Energy

    Dr. Diego Ponce de Leon Barido is the Director of Analytics at East Bay Community Energy, and CEO of Xinampa. At EBCE Diego is in charge of internal and external data innovation to help meet EBCE’s goals of access to 100% renewable, clean and equitable energy in the East Bay. At Xinampa, he works on developing information and communication solutions and ubiquitous data products monitoring energy waste in the 30 fastest growing economies in the global south, and environmental justice across Latin America. He holds a PhD and M.S in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, with a B.A in Economics and a B.S in Civil Engineering. He is a Link Foundation, National Geographic Energy Challenge, and CONACYT-UCMEXUS fellow, and his work has been supported by the USAID Development Impact Lab, the Interamerican Development Bank, and the National Geographic Society among others.

    Becca Au

    Volunteer Coordinator, National Parks Service

    Becca is a first generation Chinese immigrant from Vietnam and has embarked on a long journey through the arts, humanities, and park world. She holds a BA in Fine Arts with a minor in Art History from San Jose State University and a MA in Museum Studies from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Her passions has opened her to jobs at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the New England Aquarium, as an Art Director for an event planning company, a Researcher for an Environmental Education Curriculum Organization, Program Management for an Environmental Consortium in the Bay Area, and finally to the National Park Service where she helps manage the largest Volunteer In Parks Program at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    Josheena Naggea

    PhD Candidate in

    Environment & Resources,

    Stanford University

    Josheena is a third year doctoral student supporting marine governance in small island states which are facing current impacts of climate change. Her focal area is in the Western Indian Ocean, where she is exploring innovative ways of sustainably managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Republic of Mauritius, her home country. Her research is situated at the nexus of political ecology and marine policy and focuses on adaptive management of marine protected areas, community inclusion, and the valorization of natural and cultural heritage in marine resource management.

    Brian Reyes

    Climate & Sustainability

    Analyst, San Francisco

    Department of the Environment

    Brian is a climate and sustainability practitioner with over 16 year of environmental services, government, non-profit/NGO, and academic/research industry experience providing consulting and program management services in the areas of environmental planning and policy, climate action planning and mitigation, outreach and communication strategies, resource recovery and waste programming, and community engagement. Brian also currently works for the City of San Francisco as a Climate and Sustainability Analyst helping steward and implement the City's climate action plan and activities.

All Posts
Terms and Conditions ("Terms")  

Last updated: November 28, 2018

Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions")
carefully before using the www.tenbillionstrong.org website (the "Service")
operated by 10 Billion Strong ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and
compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and
others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you
disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service. This
Terms and Conditions agreement for 10 Billion Strong is managed by
[TermsFeed's Terms and Conditions Generator](https://termsfeed.com/terms-

Links To Other Web Sites  

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are
not owned or controlled by 10 Billion Strong.

10 Billion Strong has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the
content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or
services. You further acknowledge and agree that 10 Billion Strong shall not
be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss
caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on
any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites
or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies
of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Governing Law  

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of
California, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be
considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held
to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these
Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement
between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior
agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms
at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days
notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material
change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become
effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to
the new terms, please stop using the Service.

Contact Us  

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

Privacy Policy  

Effective date: November 28, 2018

10 Billion Strong ("us", "we", or "our") operates the www.tenbillionstrong.org
website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and
disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have
associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy is managed by the for 10 Billion
Strong is [TermsFeed's Privacy Policy Generator](https://termsfeed.com

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you
agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this
Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions,
accessible from www.tenbillionstrong.org


  * Service

    Service is the www.tenbillionstrong.org website operated by 10 Billion

  * Personal Data

    Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified
    from those data (or from those and other information either in our
    possession or likely to come into our possession).

  * Usage Data

    Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of
    the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the
    duration of a page visit).

  * Cookies

    Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

Information Collection and Use  

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to
provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected  

Personal Data  

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally
identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you
("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not
limited to:

  * Email address
  * First name and last name
  * Phone number
  * Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  * Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data  

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage
Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's
Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version,
the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the
time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic

Tracking & Cookies Data  

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our
Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous
unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored
on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons,
tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse
our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a
cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be
able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  * Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  * Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences
    and various settings.
  * Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data  

10 Billion Strong uses the collected data for various purposes:

  * To provide and maintain the Service
  * To notify you about changes to our Service
  * To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when
    you choose to do so
  * To provide customer care and support
  * To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the
  * To monitor the usage of the Service
  * To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data  

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and
maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or
other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than
those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to
us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United
States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such
information represents your agreement to that transfer.

10 Billion Strong will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your
data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no
transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country
unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your
data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data  

Legal Requirements  

10 Billion Strong may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief
that such action is necessary to:

  * To comply with a legal obligation
  * To protect and defend the rights or property of 10 Billion Strong
  * To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the
  * To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  * To protect against legal liability

As an European citizen, under GDPR, you have certain individual rights. You
can learn more about these guides in the [GDPR

Security of Data  

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of
transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.
While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal
Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers  

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service
("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform
Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these
tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other

Links to Other Sites  

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If
you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site.
We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy
policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy  

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone
under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that
your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become
aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification
of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our

Changes to This Privacy Policy  

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any
changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior
to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of
this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.
Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this

Contact Us  

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  * By visiting this page on our website: http://www.tenbillionstrong.org?open