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Amanda Ravenhill - Syntropy International. San Francisco, CA, US

Amanda Ravenhill

Founder | Syntropy International

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Biochar and other Comprehensive Anticipatory Sustainable Solutions for a world in flux



Amanda Ravenhill is skilled at solving for pattern to solve myriad of problems at once and create paradigm shifts. Her passion for global issues comes from the intersection of two forces: being a TCK (Third Culture Kid: her parents were anthropologists in Africa, where she was born), and her muse: Buckminster Fuller. She is a yogini, urban farmer, biker, and mapper who spends her summers in Maine running her own non-profit that teaches children to build traditional wooden boats.

Specialties: biochar, improved cookstoves, graphic recording, biomimicry, comprehensive anticipatory design process, sustainable business models in emerging markets

Industry Expertise (10)

Environmental Services

Renewables and Environmental


Financial Services

International Trade and Development

Business Services

Agriculture and Farming



Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (6)


Biochar Stoves

Sustainable Business

Buckminster Fuller

Design Thinking

Social Franchising

Education (2)

Presidio Graduate School: MBA, Sustainable Business 2011

Presidio School of Management believes that business holds the power to address the world's most critical environmental, economic and social problems. With climate change and other environmental and social concerns an urgent reality, Presidio students and graduates are driven by a sense of mission.

Clark University: BA, International Development and Social Change 2005

Activities and Societies: Co-Founder Student Global Aids Campaign's Clark Chapter. MASSPirg. Study Abroad with the Center for Global Education in Windhoek, Namibia studying Nation-building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind



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