Director of Sustainability
Areas of Expertise:Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Innovation, Regulation, Transportation
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Sam joined Lyft in 2018 as the Director of Sustainability, where he oversees Lyft’s sustainability and climate impact efforts. Lyft was one of the first companies to join former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “We Are Still In” movement to pledge its commitment to the Paris Climate Accord, and shortly thereafter outlined Climate Impact Goals to do its part to address the threat posed by global climate change. In April 2018 Lyft announced that all rides are carbon-neutral going forward, and in September 2018 doubled down by making Lyft fully carbon-neutral and covering 100% of electricity consumption with renewable energy.
Prior to Lyft, Sam spent 10 years at Google as Senior Lead for Energy & Infrastructure, where he co-led Google's achievement of 100% renewable energy in 2017, making Google the largest non-utility purchaser of renewable energy on the planet with over 3 GW of wind & solar energy under contract.
Before Google, Sam earned a BA in Physics from Williams College and an MS in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, where his research focused on wind energy and plug-in vehicles, respectively.