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Get to Know Us

 1000 Gretas’ Mission is to identify and help innovators pursue sustainability solutions with the goal of surfacing those likely to have the greatest impact. 1000 Gretas will give young bright people passionate about solving global climate change a platform for their ideas via funding, tools, contacts, and know-how. The organization has a multi-tier model to help vet those ideas to achieve escape velocity and feed into incubators. The model will help identify, educate, fund, and assist the next generation of climate change entrepreneurs(Hackers, tinkerers, investors, and scientists.)


About Us


Meet our team of passionate individuals dedicated to moving the needle on climate change.

Oliver Cenedella

Co-Executive Director

"Using our collective intellect, focus, and capital to save our planet is what I believe to be our greatest duty."

Kaylin Linke

Co-Executive Director

"Through my career in tech I have experienced the power of access. Now I want to identify others who need that same boost."

Allison Fagerson


Foundation Associate

Don Springer

Founding Member

Alex Brady


Foundation Associate

Tim Wolters

Founding Member

Brandon Line


Scott Mackaro

Director of Engagement

Our Values

The 1000Gretas community strives to be: 



By showing kindness we foster a positive and collaborative environment that allows us to achieve our goals and make a meaningful difference.


We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.



We are committed to being open and honest in all of our communication and decision-making, in order to maintain a high level of integrity and accountability in everything we do.



1000Gretas promotes people and solutions in line with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals



We acknowledge the challenges facing our planet, but we believe in the resiliency of our community and the impact of small ideas growing into large solutions.


We value the positive impact that our Gretas have on the world, and we strive to focus on this impact in all of our work.

About Our Name

While we draw inspiration from Greta's dedication and passion for climate action, it's important to clarify that 1000 Gretas is not directly affiliated with Greta Thunberg, nor do we necessarily align with all of her viewpoints. Greta is included in our name as the ideal of a young person carrying a torch and leading, in their own way, in the fight against climate change. Recognizing the complexities of idealizing any individual, we understand that such expectations may sometimes be unrealistic or even unfair.


Nevertheless, it is the spirit of Greta's dedication and commitment that motivates us. Our organization operates independently, guided by our own mission and values, as we address the multifaceted challenges posed by climate change in our distinct manner.


At 1000 Gretas, we believe that climate change is a problem that requires collective responsibility. We are committed to fostering dialogue, finding innovative solutions, and taking concrete actions to combat climate change, all while respecting diverse perspectives and voices within our community.

2022 Annual Report

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