Mirrors for Earth's Energy Rebalancing 

A 501c3 non-profit organization fiscally sponsored by Social Environmental Entrepreneurs

MEER designs and develops surface-based mirror arrays and solar reflectors and welcomes partners who will help to deploy them swiftly, in both economically feasible and environmentally sensitive ways, for one purpose—to steer Earth away from a lethal heating trajectory.

"Temperature rise: this is the biggest and gravest concern that we face."

-Dr. Ye Tao, Founder & Scientific Director

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Dr. Ye Tao

Dr. Ye Tao on the origins of MEER:

"I was in charge of running a lab at Harvard’s Rowland Institute to develop new microscopes to improve how we could work with nanoparticles. The more I heard about global warming and the scientific issues surrounding that from colleagues, and of how quickly the Earth would begin to experience devastating effects, I started questioning my own efforts in nanoscience, which would take decades to develop and bring to implementation. I realized that I had to re-focus my time on this much more urgent problem.

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I have a multidisciplinary background in physics, chemistry, engineering and material science, which among today’s scientists is relatively uncommon. In nanoscience we talk a lot about dimensionality―the number or level of physical dimensions matter exists under. Climate change and greenhouse gas accumulation is in essence a three-dimensional problem because we have emitted so much gas in a three-dimensional space, Earth’s atmosphere, and it is very freely mixed.

 

In order to clean this absolutely gigantic volume of space we have in front of us a 3D engineering problem, and if you factor in the time needed to suck all the air out and circulate it through a filter, then it becomes a four-dimensional problem. 

The reason we are obsessed with getting rid of greenhouse gas is to try to open a window so the heat from Earth can escape. But what if we looked upstream? 

What if instead of trying to let the heat escape from Earth, we try to find a way to stop it from developing in the first place, just by reducing the amount of heat that is produced on the ground as the sun shines on the planet? And in fact, this is a much more efficient way of solving the problem, reducing it from its original three dimensions, to just two dimensions."

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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As Director of Strategy, Peter Dynes is in charge of business development strategies, including MEER Urban. With a scientific background he was an environmental consultant for 15 years working on projects such as the Thames Tideway. He is also director of the Co-operative Development Agency in Ireland  and sits on the board of the Society for Co-operative Studies.

Peter Dynes

Director of Strategy

Belfast, Ireland

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As Director of Communications, Kaeza Fearn oversees internal and external communications. She brings a passion for community-building projects and helping to create connection among strangers. With a Masters in music, she also has decades of experience in event management, administration, music education, facilitation and performance.

Kaeza Fearn

Director of Communications

Boston, USA

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Joseph Frankovic serves as Senior Writer. He works as a writer-editor for the Federal Government. He earned degrees in Bible, Classical Studies, Midrash, and American Studies. His mind often drifts, revisiting the sayings of Socrates, Jesus, and the Fathers (Avot). He regards Native American traditions and spirituality as priceless assets for replenishing Earth.

Joseph Frankovic

Senior Writer
College Park, Maryland

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As Director of Strategy, Peter Dynes is in charge of business development strategies, including MEER Urban. With a scientific background he was an environmental consultant for 15 years working on projects such as the Thames Tideway. He is also director of the Co-operative Development Agency in Ireland  and sits on the board of the Society for Co-operative Studies.

Rebecca Gordon

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Vermont, USA

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Vermont, USA

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As Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Hill monitors the contact response forms and communicates with potential volunteers, seeking to fit them to roles within the organization. With a Masters in English Literature and a number of teaching qualifications, Kate has also worked with children for 38 years. A keen amateur musician, she loves hiking and being out in nature.

Kate Hill

Volunteer Coordinator

Market Harborough, UK

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As Director of Finance, Mark Milne secures viable funding opportunities to further MEER's mission of extending earth's habitability. With decades of experience in finance, Mark currently raises money for renewable energy in Zürich, Switzerland, where he has lived for over 25 years. Mark is also a musician, outdoor sports enthusiast and father of three

Mark Milne

Director of Finance

Zürich, Switzerland

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As Deputy Director, Barbara Sneath, PhD, coordinates all nonprofit functions through Social Environmental Entrepreneurs. A retired biological research scientist and educator at Cornell University, she has been concerned about overpopulation, overconsumption, and the destabilization of the biosphere.

Barbara Sneath, PhD

Deputy Director

Michigan, USA

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Dr. Ye Tao seeks to explain the mechanistic links between structure and function, across length scales and systems. With a PhD in physics from MIT, he has been educated as a nanotechnologist and instrumentation expert and brings the benefits of a multidisciplinary background in engineering and science to problem solving. See full CV above.

Dr. Ye Tao

Founder & Director

Meandering, Wanderville

PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATORS

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Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT) visions for dignified house, dignified work, dignified life of poor women in informal sector. It organizes and empowers women in poor communities to improve and upgrade their habitat.

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Mahila Housing Trust
Ahmedabad, India

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Eugenia Kargbo

Heat Officer

Freetown, South Africa

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Here are a few sentences about Peter Dynes. Really great guy. Seems to care a lot about humanitarian causes. Is hoping that we all don't go down before 2100, so joined the MEER team to help. He is involved with all things MEERish and is hoping to get some projects up and running in India, Africa and who knows where else!

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Plymouth State University

Plymouth, NH

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Lisa Doner

Research Collaborator

Plymouth, NH