How brands and individuals can collaborate to build a more sustainable world

From the brands we consume to the leaders we vote for, communication plays a central role in the decisions we make that affect our daily lives. As climate change becomes an increasingly significant part of everyday conversations, the Communicating Climate Change event seeks to explore the impact increased awareness is having on the future of our planet.

Edward Palmieri
Edward Palmieri Director of Sustainability, Facebook Edward Palmieri leads Facebook’s Sustainability team, developing and executing Facebook’s approach to efficient and responsible business operations. Beyond operating responsibly, the team leads efforts to support global communities and make a positive impact on the world by minimizing Facebook’s energy, emissions and water impact, protecting workers and the environment in its supply chain, and partner with others to develop and share solutions for a more sustainable world. Prior to joining the Sustainability team, Edward served for over seven years as Director and Associate General Counsel at Facebook, advising on US and international privacy laws, regulations, and industry practices. Before joining Facebook, Edward was Deputy Chief Privacy Officer at Sprint, where he led the Legal Department’s Office of Privacy. Edward started his legal career at a DC-based communications and tech law firm advising clients on privacy, telecom, and other regulatory matters. Edward also serves on the Board of SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), a small non-profit working to empower LGBTQ youth in the Washington, DC metro area.
Jeff Orlowski
Jeff Orlowski Filmmaker Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski served as director, producer, and cinematographer of the Sundance Award-Winning films, Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. He is a two-time Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker and founder of the award-winning production company Exposure Labs. In 2017, after premiering at Sundance and receiving the US Documentary Award, Chasing Coral was released globally on Netflix as a Netflix Original Documentary.  It went on to win a Peabody award in 2018. Chasing Ice premiered at Sundance in 2012, received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Song and won an Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature Programming.  Both films have received many additional awards and accolades at film festivals around the globe, including being shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.  Orlowski also produced and directed Chasing Coral: The VR Experience, his first venture into virtual reality filming. Orlowski was also the recipient of the Champions of the Earth award in 2017, the United Nation’s top honor for spreading powerful environmental messages to a global audience. In 2016 he was named the inaugural Sundance Discovery Impact Fellow for environmental filmmaking. His latest film, The Social Dilemma, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Netflix.
Sarah Shanley Hope
Sarah Shanley Hope VP, Partnerships & Brand, The Solutions Project

Sarah Shanley Hope is the VP of Brand + Partnerships at The Solutions Project following seven years as the organization’s first Executive Director. Under her leadership, the organization transformed its mission and culture to center racial justice, launched the field’s first and only award-winning climate and equity fund, and grew a celebratory, collaborative and inclusive movement for 100% renewable energy. Sarah has held leadership roles at the Alliance for Climate Education, Green For All, Cargill, and Best Buy over her 15+ years in brand strategy and social change. She has raised and helped deploy more than $100 million for equitable climate solutions.

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw
Brady Piñero Walkinshaw CEO, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw is the CEO of, the U.S.-based environmental media organization. reaches an audience of several million readers per month with award-winning storytelling. Brady previously served in the Washington State Legislature and spent several years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Brady is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Princeton University, where he served on the Board of Trustees. At the World Justice Forum, Brady will be leading an interactive session focused on narrative strategies for social movements, building on several case studies with a focus on the environment.



Watch Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook speak with Head of Climate Week, Adam Lake, about climate, sustainability, and how Facebook recently committed to becoming water positive in 2030.

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