15 Years Of Trying To Be Carbon-Neutral: Practical Uses Of Technology For Individuals

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I am the product of both developing and developed countries — my adult career in Silicon Valley has shaped a fundamental belief that tech can do tremendous good if we apply it correctly. I also believe that actions speak a thousand times louder than words, and one of my efforts is on being carbon-neutral. It is a work in progress since the first paycheck and a win-win, saving money especially in the long-run and saving the environment by consuming less resources. Technology has been key to getting closer to this goal. For the last 15 years, I have implemented three…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.