Molly Winter works on legalizing sustainable building practices.

Why you should listen

Designer, researcher, and illustrator Molly Winter thinks a lot about something most of us would rather not dwell on: wastewater treatment and sanitation innovation -- or rather the lack thereof. She is director of Recode, a nonprofit that works on legalizing innovation beyond just sanitation and accelerating adoption of sustainable building and development practices. She has created visual explanations for organizations including Beacon Food Forest, People's Food Coop, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, Medical Reserve Corp and USA Today. Molly's work has been featured in MIT's Design Issues, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Smith magazine and Sustainability Review.

Molly Winter’s TED talk