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Jason Mathers leads the Green Freight initiative for Environmental Defense Fund. Under Jason’s guidance, EDF has partnered with heavy equipment manufacturers, CPGs, retailers, and food & beverage companies to identify and implement strategies that increase carbon efficiency in freight transportation.
Based on his experience working with leading companies, Jason created the EDF Green Freight Journey, a management framework that enables companies to cut freight costs and emissions. He led the development of the Green Freight Handbook and other tools companies can use to cut supply chain emissions and costs.
Prior to joining EDF, Jason was an outreach specialist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he organized global change scientists to engage in policy discussions. Jason has a graduate degree in economics from Suffolk University and a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on board the USS Normandy.