Andrew Himes is Director of Collective Impact at the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington, working on collective impact initiatives to reduce embodied carbon emissions in built environments, including building materials, design, construction, and retrofits. He hosts the NGO/Government Roundtable on Embodied Carbon, explores opportunities for collective action to reduce embodied carbon, manages strategic communications for the CLF, and supports CLF’s Online Community and network of Regional Hubs. In 2018, he was coordinator of Carbon Smart Building Day, a conference affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit focused on transforming the global building industry to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Watch Andrew’s 2021 TedX talk Change Our Buildings, Save Our Planet.
In 1987 Himes was founding editor of MacTech, still today the leading Apple technology journal, then was founding editor of the Microsoft Developer Network and led the first web development project at Microsoft in the early 90s. Himes was founding executive director for Charter for Compassion International in the 2000s. He is the author of The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family and was executive producer/author of the 2004 documentary Voices in Wartime.