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Webinar: Harnessing Social Media and Electronic Platforms for Repair and Peer to Peer Sharing in Communities

About This Speaker Series

As part of our Materials Management Through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series, we invite guest speakers to share their views on sustainable consumption to get participants thinking and talking about new strategies for achieving our environmental goals.

Please note the opinions, ideas, or data presented by non-EPA speakers in this series do not represent EPA policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.


Contact: Viccy Salazar
(salazar.viccy@epa.gov), 206-553-1060

This webinar was offered as part of the Materials Management Through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series.

Electronic platforms and social media are providing valuable avenues for communities to take advantage of the sharing and repairing components of sustainable consumption. This webinar will focus on two innovative tools that support the repair and sharing of products and services.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, www.ifixit.com, an online repair community internationally renowned for their open source repair manuals and product teardowns. Launched out of his Cal Poly college dorm room in 2003, iFixit has now empowered upwards of 15 million people to repair their broken stuff. In 2012, he started Dozuki, a software company that is revolutionizing online technical documentation for manufacturers. Kyle is a board member of the IEEE CE Society and Softec. He has testified on electronic exports in front of the International Trade Commission and is actively involved in developing global environmental standards.

Kyle regularly speaks on design for disassembly, technical writing, repair, service documentation, and the environmental impact of electronics at forums like MacWorld and TeKom. He also regularly writes for media outlets including The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, and TreeHugger.

Adam Werbach is the co-founder of yerdle (www.yerdle.com) A lifelong organizer, at age 23 Werbach was elected the youngest-ever President of the Sierra Club. He went on to create the media and strategy company Act Now, which he sold to the Publicis Groupe in 2007, becoming the Chief Sustainability Officer for Saatchi & Saatchi and helping many of the world’s largest companies create sustainability initiatives. He was named to the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement.

Adam lead the effort to engage Walmart’s 2 million employees in sustainability, an effort that landed him on the cover of Fast Company Magazine with the headline, “He Sold His Soul to Walmart.” He’s not looking forward to explaining that to his three young children.

Werbach’s most recent book, Strategy for Sustainability, was published by Harvard Business School Press and is taught in business schools including Wharton and Stanford. Twice elected to the International Board of Greenpeace, Werbach is a frequent commentator on sustainable business, serves as the sustainability correspondent for The Atlantic.com and appears on networks including BBC, NPR, and CNN, and shows ranging from the The O’Reilly Factor to Charlie Rose. In 2011 he was named a young global leader by the World Economic Forum.

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