Solar Responders was founder by Hunter Johansson. Hunter was born and raised in New York to an American Mother and Danish Architect Father, a community activist grandmother, he is twin brother to Scarlet Johansson, and he’s on a mission to save lives through his renewable energy NGO Solar Responders.
Listen to part one here.
In part two of this interview how he found his purpose and founded his NGO Solar Responders. He explains his NGO’s mission to save lives in hurricane-hit regions by installing solar power units in first responder fire and police stations and how he co-founded Solar Responders, with London born Las Vegas-based fire captain Richard Burt.
Hunter discusses his mission to help the disadvantaged people of Puerto Rico, still devastated by the 2017 Hurricane and his vision to extend the renewable technology to other regions threatened by the ever-increasing risk of life threaten hurricanes and climate change
Finally, we cover his principles, influences, and advice to those may see their ambition as impossible.
I hope you enjoy the humble, yet the indomitable spirit of Hunter Johansson.
What We Discuss
The effect Hurricane Maria had on him
Meeting Captain Richard Burt
Forming his NGO
How Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson supported his mission
The impact of solar technology on future hurricanes
The Jones Act
The Stafford Act
The challenges of raising funds
Empowering the Puerto Ricans locals
His hard choices
Who has made him reevaluate himself
Where he goes to discover new ideas
His impossible question answer
Where and when in history
The book he recommends
Links in the Show
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