Referred to as the founder of the solar powered energy business known as Sungevity, this California-born environmentalist and entrepreneur also wrote the 2012 book Rooftop Trend: How SOLAR POWERED ENERGY Can Save Our Economy-and Our Planet-from Filthy Energy. When he was simply twelve years of age, he participated within an environmental effort to halt building of the Tasmanian dam. As a guy, he helped organize the US Meeting on Environment and Advancement. In the 1990s, he contracted malaria while doing work for Greenpeace in Papua New Guinea. The child of Australian residents, he spent his child years in LA, California; Sydney, Australia; and many European towns. He assisted celebrity Cate Blanchett in causing the environmentally audio construction from the Sydney Theatre Organization.