Green Festival Speakers

Eric Carlson


Eric is a founder, with his wife Lesley, and president of Carbonfund.org. Eric has more than fifteen years experience promoting costeffective solutions to climate change, with an extensive background in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prior to Carbonfund.org, Eric managed voluntary partnerships at the US EPA's Energy Star Homes and Buildings programs. There he advised companies such as Gillette, IBM and Johnson ; Johnson. Eric also spent six years managing programs for the Alliance to Save Energy in Central and Eastern Europe. He advised ministers of energy and environment on energy policy and climate change, testified before parliaments, advised the World Bank and IFC on major energy efficiency investments, and trained municipal leaders.

Eric and Lesley founded Carbonfund.org to make it easy and affordable for any individual or business to reduce their climate impact while hastening our transition to a lowcarbon future. The organization has grown to become the leading nonprofit climate solutions organization with over 500,000 individual supporters and 1,700 business partners, and reducing over 5 billion pounds of carbon emissions globally. Carbonfund.org also offers the first and leading carbon neutral product certification program and label in the US, CarbonFree