Karl Burkart

Writer

Expertise

Climate change, Clean energy, Sustainable agriculture,

Education

Swarthmore College, University of Oregon

Introduction

Karl Burkart is a writer, architect, digital strategist, and nonprofit executive focused on issues including climate change, biodiversity, clean energy, and sustainable agriculture.

Experience

Burkart covered technology for Mother Nature Network (now part of Treehugger) for four years, focusing on issues related to climate change and digital advocacy. He currently serves as managing director and leads the science, technology, and digital media programs for One Earth, a project of the nonprofit Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, helping provide grants to academic institutions and NGOs that work on climate and energy science, biodiversity mapping, and sustainable agriculture. He has previously served as director of innovation, media, and technology for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, as well as CEO of K2B Global consulting, and ran his own environmental blog called Greendig.

Education

Burkart holds a bachelor's degree in art from Swarthmore College, as well as a master's degree in architecture from the University of Oregon.

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you.

Treehugger is part of the Dotdash family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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