Andy Posner

Co-founder Capital Good Fund, America's first green microfinance program

Andy is an Environmental Studies masters student at Brown University, where for his masters thesis he is working with the City of Providence on an innovative program that will reduce carbon emissions from residential boilers, furnaces and water heaters, as well as create green jobs for low-income residents. Originally from Los Angeles, California -- that bastion of malls and sprawl -- Andy has lived in Spain, and traveled extensively in Europe, North Africa and the United States.

After completing his B.A. in Spanish Language and Culture, Andy sowed his wild oats by traveling 3,800 miles from Virginia to San Francisco -- by bicycle. When he isn't bicycling (or thinking about bicycling) Andy can be found cramming his brain with the latest on sustainable development, poverty alleviation, urban revitalization and social entrepreneurship.

Having gone five years without driving a car, during which time he has had plenty of time to ponder the merits of various means of providing mobility and their environmental impacts, Andy is always eager to stay at the cutting edge of green trends in cars, urban planning, renewable energy, alternative fuels, design and information technology.