Karl Burkart



Climate change, Clean energy, Sustainable agriculture,


Swarthmore College, University of Oregon


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


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.


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.

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