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Pac-12 Team Green

Uniting all 12 universities
for a more
sustainable future

Team Green Champion: Adam Lowry

Former Stanford Cardinal & co-founder of Method Products & Ripple Foods

Adam Lowry is a former climate scientist and the founder of two circular economy businesses, Method Products, PBC; and Ripple Foods, PBC.

  • Adam designs businesses with sustainability principles at their core, so that their growth produces positive social and environmental impact.
  • His businesses have eliminated more than a megaton of GHG emissions, saved more than 100 billion gallons of water, and created hundreds of green manufacturing jobs on four continents, while creating more than a billion dollars in shareholder value.
  • Adam’s businesses have contributed countless innovations to the sustainable business space, including the first 100% post-consumer recycled and recyclable PET packaging, the first packaging made from ocean plastic, several new green chemistries, a LEED Platinum certified factory in Chicago that is renewably powered, water neutral, landfill free and grows vegetables on its roof and a number of innovative corporate governance structures that enable circular economy businesses to innovate and succeed.
  • Adam holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, where he competed on the varsity sailing team, earning All-America honors in 1996.