Based in San Francisco, Mike Hower is a writer, thinker and doer committed to communicating solutions to climate change and its social and environmental impacts. With a background on both sides of the podium — as a journalist and strategic communicator for Fortune 500 companies and startups — he works to advance sustainability and social impact solutions through strong storytelling. Mike is marketing communications manager at Carbon Lighthouse; however, he contributes to GreenBiz independently of this role.
Every four years, billions of dollars are poured into construction projects for the Olympic Games. Promises about sustainable development and protecting the environment follow. But host cities struggle to reach the goal.