David de Rothschild is a British adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist, and head of Sculpt the Future Foundation, a charity that supports innovation and creativity in social and environmental impact efforts. The goal of Sculpt the Future Foundation is to promote positive environmental change towards global sustainability by supporting creative, innovative, and sustainable action. David is also the founder of MYOO, which aims to inspire dreams, fuel conversation, share innovation, and activate change in order to give nature a voice.
Driven by his curiosity for the natural world and his commitment to the environment, David has ventured to some of the world’s most remote and fragile regions in order to bring widespread media attention and solutions to urgent global environmental problems. In the summer of 2010, he embarked on his Plastiki adventure, which sailed over 8,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean, from San Francisco to Sydney. The 60-foot catamaran was built from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and a unique recyclable technology called Seretex, which was innovated and engineered by the MYOO team.
With numerous adventures, several books, a TV series, alongside being recognized by UNEP as a Climate Hero and National Geographic as an Emerging Explorer, David is always debating, collaborating, and innovating solutions for a more sustainable planet.
Co-Founder, Biomimcry 3.8
Film Director and Producer, Carbon Nation
Professor, ASU Schools of Sustainability and Journalism
Founder and Trustee, Sculpt the Future Foundation
Founder, Fazenda da Toca and Instituto Toca
President and Co-founder, Matter of Trust
Executive Director, Project Drawdown
Executive Director, Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Founder, Lear Family Foundation & Lyn Lear Productions
Former Governor of Maryland
Founder and President, EAT Foundation
Co-Founder, Marin Carbon Project
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