Other Projects

Where I can, I try to design and implement projects of my own outside of work. The big one, spanning many years, was Environmental Consumer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit I founded to help individuals reduce their environmental impact. Projects from this organization, and others, new and very old, are shown below.

Professional Activities

Selected Projects

  • Recyclable Items Database
    July 3, 2011
    Code, Projects, Technical
    One major barrier to more effective recycling is consumer confusion on what can be recycled in their bins at home. With Environmental Consumer, I set out to build a database of recycling information for cities in the United States....
  • Vote Climate Change
    November 2, 2012
    Code, Projects, Technical
    During the 2012 election cycle, I was a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute's Pipeline program - as part of this fellowship, I built a web application to show electoral support for climate change action to show that climate is...
  • Showercap website
    February 20, 2014
    Code, Technical
    As part of the organization I started, Environmental Consumer, I built an application to help individuals reduce their time in the shower as part of a hackathon in early 2014. Designed specifically for mobile devices, the application lets you...
  • Climate Mirror
    January 14, 2017
    Projects, Technical
    In December 2016, after the Trump administration was elected, but before they took office, I helped start a group of volunteers working to protect climate data from deletion or tampering under the Trump Administration. While it seemed impossible to...