Who We Are
We're ONEZERO and we are on a MISSION
We have created OneZero as we are not going to wait any longer for someone else to solve the problems caused by our old and polluting housing.
Our diverse and creative team has decades of experience transforming homes into ecohomes and now we are excited to do it in a way that brings lots of people together on that journey. At a scale that no-one believes is possible, but is surely necessary.
We have skills and passions in community organising, regenerative culture, powerful storytelling, the nuts and bolts of policy making, and deep reverence for indigenous wisdom. We truly believe we can live in ways that are in harmony with the planet and each other.
We are stubborn optimists that want to apply our experience to help lots of people benefit from this opportunity of transformation, linking communities around the world in this process, and helping success in one area of the world feed into success in another.
Climate change can be daunting and depressing, but we are convinced that playing our part in solving it can be empowering and connecting - especially when we work together as communities to lead the way. Imagine the celebration in your town, estate, or neighbourhood, as we massively reduce local pollution, fix your bills and make your home healthy. Our team will work with your community to get to that celebration event and beyond.
So this is an invitation to join our movement of people who are stepping up together. Let’s make this a decade of transformation.
Howard Johns - holding the vision
Howard has founded and led an award winning solar business, a pioneering community-owned energy company, and written a guide book to help others to do the same. He has campaigned on energy and climate issues from inside parliament and atop treehouses, and currently runs a large fleet of solar projects across the EU and UK.
Lauren Cooney - telling the story of what's possible
Lauren is a cultural-changemaker, storyteller and filmmaker, whose short films have premiered at Oscar and Bafta qualifying festivals. She is a trained alternative coach, co-founder of GASM sexual wellness app, and is passionate about using tech to tell better stories about ourselves, our lives, and the world we live in.
Simon Griffiths - delivering projects
Simon has 20 years project management experience, deploying energy efficiency solutions and building data management solutions. A lifelong love of nature has led to a passion for conservation, and the deployment of renewable energies as a means to tackle climate change. He likes to recharge his batteries with a hike, surf, swim or cycle.
Leif Elgethun - Leading US development
15 years full stack clean energy engineer and serial eco-entrepreneur, founding 5 profitable companies with 2 exits, and most recently a venture backed energy efficiency software startup focused on commercial buildings with customers on 4 continents, personally developed a 1GW solar pipeline with sold 360MW, community and industry thought leader, father, and gravity sports athlete.
We need neighbourhoods to come together to make this happen.