Eric and Wendy Schmidt have pledged to use the power of private sector funding to address some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. Rather than focusing on a single complex problem, their view encompasses a series of interconnected issues that have a profound impact on the future of our planet.

We sat down with Wendy Schmidt, Executive Director Joe Sciortino, and Communications Lead Christina Vrachnos to build a simple system of web pages that succinctly introduce the Schimdt Family Foundation’s initiatives. The key discussion point was to emphasize the whole (rather than the parts) of their environmental mission. Programs in renewable energy, climate change, human rights, and agriculture bridge the gap between ecology and civilization, further advancing the vision of a healthy earth and its inhabitants.