In this first episode of the Earthshot Podcast, join hosts Troy, Patrick, and Armando as they introduce Earthshot and dive deep into the main themes and philosophies that will guide future episodes. They explore the roles of technology and finance in planetary restoration, how the carbon market can be a transitional tool towards a sustainable economy, the importance of honoring indigenous wisdom, and the big shifts in form and consciousness that we are going through as a humanity. Enjoy this deep yet playful conversation that sets the stage for many rich interviews in the coming episodes.
IN THIS EPISODE:
Earthshot Labs: www.earthshot.eco
Troy Carter’s LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/troyearthshot
Patrick Leung’s LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/puiwah
Armando Davila’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/armando-davila-49681716
Intro & Outro Music by Little Whale: littlewhale.bandcamp.com
MEET THE HOSTS:
Troy Carter is a co-founder and CEO at Earthshot. He previously co-founded RIZOME, a pioneer in climate-positive bamboo lumber, and worked in project finance for renewable energy and agriculture projects. He is passionate about restoring human relationship with non-human nature and creating scaled institutions that honor the sacredness of life.
Patrick Leung is the co-founder of Earthshot and oversees science and product development. Formerly Patrick was CTO of Two Sigma Private Investments where he pioneered the application of machine learning and alternative data to private equity and venture funds totalling $4B in AUM. Prior to that Patrick held a number of senior technology leadership positions at Google, including Google Maps, Emerging Markets, and the Google Duplex conversational AI system. At the outset of his career Patrick was the co-founder and SVP Engineering of InterWorld, a pioneering e-commerce software vendor that had an IPO in late 1999. Patrick’s nature inspiration arose from growing up in New Zealand and enjoying the many beaches and forests there. He loved biology as a teenager and was also deeply inspired by the game SimEarth, which was the inspiration for Earthshot’s technology platform. In addition to his role at Earthshot, Patrick is a volunteer, facilitator and organizer of Siddha Maha Yoga, an online shaktipat meditation community. He is also an instructor in classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, as well as an avid barefoot hiker, enthusiastic cook, and intrepid traveler.
Armando Davila is a movement artist, facilitator, political and community organizer, bodyworker and poet. He has spent the majority of his life working in non-profits providing arts and environmental education and running political campaigns pushing for sustainability and justice. A dedicated climate activist and spiritual practitioner Armando pushes us to have visionary courage rooted in the emotional truth of our grief. He asks his community to practice the kind of radical innovations our world needs in our personal and professional lives. His career is in service to weaving a process of collective healing for a sustained recovery of humanity and the biosphere. He is head of communications at Earthshot.