Our Founder


Yash Narayan

Founder and Executive Director

Yash Narayan founded ZeroCarbon from the importance he sees to create healthy and resilient local communities in order to tackle climate change in the next decade. He is the author of the book Stories from the Streets: Why Saving the Planet Means Investing in Informal Waste Workers, based on a year-long ethnography he conducted of informal waste-workers on the streets of SF and Portland. He is dedicated to using his career's work to find scalable and sustainable solutions to fight inequities, create opportunities, and improve global living standards.