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Michelle Thorne (@thornet) is interested in climate justice and a fossil-free internet. As a Senior Program Officer at the Mozilla Foundation, Michelle leads a PhD program on Open Design of Trust Things (OpenDoTT) with Northumbria University and research initiatives in Mozilla’s Sustainability Program.

Michelle publishes Branch, an online magazine written by and for people who dream about a sustainable internet and recipient of the Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity. She is an advisor to the Green Web Foundation and the Billion Seconds Institute. She also co-founded a sustainable fashion label, Zephyr Berlin.

Michelle contributed to the creation of Mozilla Common Voice, now the world’s largest multilingual public domain voice dataset. She is member of ClimateAction.Tech, a network of tech workers accelerating climate action and a Thinker in Residence at Climate KIC. Michelle founded Mozilla’s Open Internet of Things Studio, Ding magazine, the Mozilla Festival and a web literacy program called Maker Party. Michelle managed the Creative Commons international affiliate network from 2007 – 2010.

Find Michelle throughout the web as @thornet: Twitter, Github, Flickr.

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