Climate change drives humanitarian need. But providing relief and recovery services is energy intensive, especially when performed at an industrial scale.

It's time to green the international aid system.

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Footprint's service model combines sustainability consulting with clean energy deployment so every humanitarian organization can fulfill their commitment to first do no harm, and every affected community can build back better.

Our beta calculator is up and running, give it a try!

Our Projects


Spring 2017

We sourced funding for a 4kw array with 12kwh of storage to power a community kitchen in Puerto Rico.


Fall 2017

We deployed a 3kw array with 10kwh of storage to power a health clinic in Nevada.

Step 1: Prototype


We are integrating environmental impact calculators with humanitarian logistics software to build a simple, effective platform for evaluating energy use in humanitarian response.


Active Responders - Take our Sustainability Survey

Step 2: Partner


We are working with humanitarian organizations to test our service model by developing sustainability metrics, deploying renewable energy systems and reporting progress to donors.


Step 3: Deploy


Based on feedback from field-trials, we will continuously revise our service model, making it as practical and user friendly as possible.


Step 4: Develop


We intend to make Footprint the go-to platform for comprehensive sustainability assessments and real-time improvement of humanitarian response. So that every organization can ensure their interventions do no harm, and every affected community can develop through disaster.


The FootprinT Project started at a hackathon...

Four strangers came together to tackle environmental degradation in humanitarian interventions. Leveraging our combined experience in disaster first response, data science, and UX/UI, we turned out to make a pretty good team. Because thirty-six hours (and almost as many coffees) later, we pitched our idea, and won.


 Will Heegaard, CEO

Will Heegaard, CEO

 John Goeppinger, CDO

John Goeppinger, CDO

John Goeppinger has acted as a "grant mercenary" for a number of nonprofits throughout Minnesota. To date, John has successfully secured more than $10 million in philanthropic, governmental, corporate, and individual gifts. John's passion for communicating convoluted concepts has given him the opportunity to work on projects ranging from environmental protection, to recidivism, to STEM focused educational programming.


Will Heegaard sees every disaster as an opportunity to build back greener. Will responded with International Medical Corps to Typhoon Haiyan, then deployed solar refrigeration in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Domestically, Will’s been on the ground with Team Rubicon after disasters in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico. When he’s not on an ambulance or in the field, he likes to cook, write, travel and tinker on his off-grid tiny house. 


Interested in working together? We would love to collaborate!