Dr. Michel Gelobter

Dr. Michel Gelobter

Chief Green Officer
Hara

Dr. Michel Gelobter

Michel Gelobter is the Chief Green Officer for Hara, the leading enterprise environmental management software startup, and Chairman/Founder of Cooler, a company whose mission is to connect every purchase to a solution for global warming.

Dr. Gelobter has worked on climate change for over 25 years and, before starting Cooler, led Redefining Progress in designing the world’s most aggressive climate legislation (signed into California law in August of 2006 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger).  Dr. Gelobter has been a Congressional Black Caucus Fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee; Director of Environmental Quality for the City of New York, and an Assistant Commissioner for its Department of Environmental Protection (with over 6,000 employees and a combined budget of over $2 billion/year); and founder and director of the Environmental Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D at U.C. Berkeley and is an alumnus of Deep Springs College.

Dr. Gelobter presently serves on the Advisory Board of Vice-President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, and the Boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Ceres, among others.