Green Grid Radio

Engaging and transformative reporting on the environment, energy, and sustainability

Advisory Board

Green Grid Radio is supported by and guided through the efforts of our dedicated advisory board. Our board includes:

Julie KennedyProfessor, Stanford University Department of Environmental Earth System Science


Julie Kennedy is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science, and serves as the co-director of the Haas Center for Public Service, among many other roles on campus. Green Grid Radio’s service and education focus on environmental topics aligns with Professor Kennedy’s perspective. Kennedy also supports the program’s goals of inspiring creativity and opening paths toward positive change. “Inspiration and creativity matter in this work.”

Thomas HaydenLecturer, Stanford University Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources


Thomas Hayden was trained as a scientist and has worked as a journalist, writing for Wired, US News & World Report, and National Geographic, among others. Tom teaches science communication and environmental journalism at Stanford, while advising and producing the like-minded podcast, Generation Anthropocene.

Mark ShwartzCommunications and Energy Writer, Precourt Institute for Energy


Mark Shwartz has over a decade of experience informing the public about science and environmental news generated at Stanford. Previously, he worked in television production, creating both documentaries and news programming for outlets including National Geographic Television and NBC Nightly News.

Karl Knapp – Vice President of Sustainable Energy Education, MAP; Stanford University Consulting Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering


Karl Knapp has over thirty years of experience in the renewable energy industry– from Arco/Siemens Solar to City of Palo Alto Utilities to MAP. He is also an educator, co-teaching the popular “Energy Resources” class at Stanford, impacting students on many different academic trajectories related to energy.

Debbie MytelsAssociate Director, Acterra

Debbie Mytels Image

Debbie is a community leader in conservation and environmental innovation. At Acterra, an environmental nonprofit devoted to volunteerism in Silicon Valley, she is responsible for developing new programs.

Julie WeissEnvironmental Specialist, City of Palo Alto

Julie Weiss

Julie Weiss is a Jill of All (environmental) Trades at the City of Palo Alto. She’s a seasoned sustainability professional whose career has encompassed zero waste, water quality, plastics and pesticide reduction, green purchasing and environmental education.  She is keyed into the local environmental community like few others.

Felicity Barringer – Environmental Reporter, The New York Times

Felicity Barringer

Felicity Barringer joined The New York Times as a Moscow correspondent in 1986, and has covered the environment since 2003. She is an author, served as deputy editor of the Week in Review, and has written for the Columbia Journalism Review and Art News.

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