How would you spend $1,000 to save the planet?

12 international environmental leaders tell us how they’d spend a grand to green the planet.

“Since all investments are bets, I’d offer my $1,000 as a bet with the Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. For my $1,000 share of the WindShare wind turbine in Toronto, I’d request that he undertake a study to determine the carbon emissions generated by wind power versus nuclear power. If the carbon emissions of nuclear exceed those of wind, he’d pay me $100 a ton for every kilowatt hour the wind turbine produces. The next 20 years will be determined by how well we transition to an economy based on renewables. The planet hangs in the balance."

— Greg Allen, LEED-certified engineer and sustainable strategist, HOK