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Eve Driver (Author)
Tom Osborn (Author)

What We Can't Burn

What We Can't Burn

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184 pg

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When Eve Driver and Tom Osborn met as juniors at Harvard University, Eve was a fossil fuel divestment activist from Massachusetts who believed capitalism was at the root of the climate crisis, and Tom was a clean energy entrepreneur from a rural village in Kenya who believed an activist approach was suspended from the real-world experiences of those facing the worst of the crises’ effects. 

What We Can’t Burn is a memoir in two voices about friendship formed amid the Harvard fossil fuel Divestment campaign, coming-of-age in a generation confused and divided about how to save itself, and the power of dialogue to bridge conflicting perspectives of climate justice. 

Eve Driver Tom Osborn
Author Bio

EVE DRIVER is a climate policy advisor, consultant and journalist with a focus on environmental justice and innovation. Her writing has appeared in GristQuartzMongabay, and elsewhere, and she has spoken on panels sponsored by international environmental organizations including The Better Future Project and Uprooted & Rising. Driver studied environmental history, philosophy, and policy at Harvard, where she was awarded the Science, Technology, and Society Undergraduate Essay Prize. While there she was also involved in the successful fossil fuel divestment campaign and led research into the endowment’s SEC filings as the designated student representative speaker in the campaign’s first public dialogue with the Harvard Divestment Company. Most recently, she has worked as a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy. She resides in Brooklyn.

TOM OSBORN is a community-oriented entrepreneur and co-founder of the Shamiri Institute—a public benefit organization that develops and scales mental healthcare to young people across Africa. He is a 2021 TED Fellow and global Forbes’ 30 under 30 social entrepreneur and has won numerous national and international awards for his work, including World Deliver Social Entrepreneur of the year in 2016, the Donors’ Circle for Africa Energy Prize, and many others. Africa Youth Awards named him as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans. Born and raised in rural Kenya, he graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in psychology. He lives in Nairobi.