It all began with a movie. After seeing An Inconvenient Truth in 2006, Dr. Leslie Field knew that the effects of climate change were here.
The MIT and UC Berkeley Chemical and Electrical engineer and inventor with 54 patents, decided to dedicate her life to ensure her two children would have a habitable planet.
Drawing on her experience in chemical engineering, materials science, and microelectronics, Leslie approached climate change as a materials issue.
While leading her engineering consulting company, she began voraciously reading, speaking with experts, and attending seminars to determine what the single most important levers on climate change were.
One that kept reappearing, but that nobody seemed to be addressing, was the loss of reflective multi-year ice in the Arctic.
Starting in 2007, she performed extensive testing in small tanks on decks and local areas to test different materials that might best reflect the sun. Fast forward to today and, after 12 years of testing, refining, and testing again, we have the material, the team, and the experience needed to significantly reduce the impacts of climate change and make a difference in the global climate before it’s too late.
OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
First, do no harm
Our material is safe for humans and animals. We will not use a material that proves harmful.
Work with full transparency & permission
We believe the public and relevant permitting agencies have a right to know about our climate restoration work.
Do the most with the least
A small amount of material goes a long way when applied to a strategic location of the Arctic. There is an immediate improvement, and then like small, yearly contributions to an investment account, the results compound over time.
Don't give up
Our goal is to see the Arctic restored to its important role in keeping the planet cool. We’ve been accelerating this work diligently for more than a decade and will continue to do so until the goal is met.
Ask “if not now, when? If not us, who?”
We can’t assume others will take care of climate change, relieving the rest of us from the responsibility to take action. Not acting now to stop Arctic ice loss, and restore our Arctic heat shield, will affect everybody on the planet.