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Lots of stuff about myself and my work6 min read

January 15, 2020 4 min read

Lots of stuff about myself and my work6 min read

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I am a curious person so I usually say more Yes than No. I aim to live a full life, have fun, enjoy my work and discover new things while having a positive impact and help others. I love to explore new places, meet amazing people, go where I’ve never been before and try new experiences.

I learned how important and valuable practice, multidisciplinarity, empathy, and diversity are in shaping a good spirit and mind, in creating the right set of values. This is what I search for and what I try to create around myself.

Regarding the project I choose to get in, some may say I lack focus. I understand that, but I don’t care, as I know that everything I do has a reason, is either useful or brings joy. It’s a pixel in a bigger picture.



Projects Heavily Involved in:

  1. Co-founder and General Manager – EFdeN
  2. Co-founder and Jack of all Trades – energiaTa
  3. Chairman – Future Energy Leaders Romania

Fellowships & Membership

  • Co-chair of Development of New National FEL Programme – Future Energy Leaders 100, World Energy Council
  • Regional Lead, Climate Change and Sustainability – Global Shapers Community, part of World Economic Forum
  • Co-chair Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leaders 2018 – Eisenhower Fellowships International
  • selected for Young Leaders Program 2017 – Aspen Institute România
  • Climate Ambassador – Global Youth Climate Network
  • CXChange
  • UNLEASH Talent – UNLEASH, Singapore (2018)
  • Member of YOUNGO (UN-related constituency)

Awards & Recognition

Certifications & Education

  • “LEED AP (Accredited Professional) Home” – LEED, US Green Building Council
  • ”Certified Passive House Tradesperson” – Passivhaus Institut (PHI)
  • ”Green Building Professional” – Romanian Green Building Council
  • ”Sustainability Manager” – Denkstatt ECQA Romania
  • Graduated Seth’s Godin altMBA intensive program
  • Climate Reality Leader @ Climate Reality Training, Altanta, 2019
  • Becoming an Entrepreneur – MIT @edX

High-level meetings, Panels or Events

  • United Nations UN Climate Summit & General Assembly, NY, US (September 2019)
  • UN High-level Meeting: Climate Action Leaders’ Roundtables, NY, US (March 2019)
  • World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur (2018)
  • One Planet Summit, Paris (2017)
  • European Parliament, Bruxelles, Belgium (2016)
  • UN COP21, Paris (2015)

Trainer / Mentor

  • OMV PETROM – Septembrie | Bran – Țara lui Andrei – Tabăra Meseriașilor 2016, @2017, 2018 & 2019
  • MENS – Ianuarie | Cluj – Training despre Sustenabilitate și Clădiri Verzi @2017
  • MSLGROUP The Practice – Sustainability Training @2016
  • MINDSHARE – Sustainability Training @2016
  • ROMSTAL – @2016 January – March | Craiova, Suceava, Arad, București, ”Sustainability Consultant Trainings”
  • ING Bank – @2014 August | Constanța – Training Eco-Tehnologii

Moderator

Juror

Publishing

Online:

Magazines:

Articles in Books:

Media Coverage

2019Digi24 Bonton | Ziarul Financiar | BrandMinds | Forbes Digi24 | Pandurul 

2018: Revista Cariere | Samsung Ad | European Heroes | Digi 24 | Business24 | Adevărul | Impact in Gorj | ProTV | Bursa | start-up | Antena3 | Business24 | Storia Movie | PhilipsLighting | Buhnici

2017: Revista BIZAntena 3A List Magazine | ApropoTV | RealitateaTV | Observator – A1 | cult-ura | Viitorul României | TVR2 | DigiWorld | Radio Româna Actualități Adevărul Cult-ura | Ziarul Financiar PressOne

2016ProTV | Cariere | Let’s Do it Romania | RFI | DePoveste TVH | Gorj Domino | Tara lui Andrei | Forbes | RFI | Autor de frumos | Adevărul | Curs de Guvernare | Ager Pres |  Pandurul |  b365 | ZF Live

2015: Antena 1 | Adevărul | Antena3

2014: digi24 | Antena 1 | observator.tv | totb.ro | economica.net | forbes.ro | Romania Insider

2013: ecomagazin.ro | gen90.net | altiasi.ro | ziaruldeiasi.ro | radiolynx.ro | igloo.ro | green-report.ro | spatiulconstruit.ro | businessmagazin.ro | maimultverde.ro | arhitectura-1906.ro

2012:  zf.ro | businessmagazine.ro | zi-de-zi.ro | zf.ro | hotnews.ro

Speaker

2019 //

2017 //

  • Dec: One Planet Summit
  • 23 Mai: EY Romania – „25 de intrebari pentru viitorul României”
  • 11 Mai: Conferința 2017 InvestEnergy: R-evoluție în energie
  • 28-29 Martie: Tabăra Meseriașilor, Gorj
  • 18 Martie: Imagine you Future

2016 //

  • 25 Noiembrie: ERICSSON Talks
  • 15 Noiembrie: Zilele BIZ, Ziua Inovației
  • 3 Noiembrie: HR Innovation Conference
  • 31 Octombrie: 9th Balkan Energy Finance Forum, Belgrade
  • 24 Octombrie: Aspen Energy Labs
  • 19 Octombrie: RoEnergy, Timișoara
  • 5 Iulie: Sustainable Buildings – ”A STEP INTO THE FUTURE”
  • 22 Iunie: European Parliament “Towards Sustainable Energy Sectors in Central and South East Europe: Success Stories”
  • 11 Mai: Forbes Future Innovation

2015 //

  • 17 Decembrie – Forumul CAESAR ”România în 3D”
  • 7 Decembrie – COP21 Agreement, Paris, Energy Climate House

2014 //

  • 18 Octombrie: Simpozion Arhitectura in Europa 2020
  • 16 Octombrie: Conferinta despre constructiile sustenabile si eficienta energetica
  • 11 Martie: Mediul universitar si mediul de afaceri: 150 de ani de istorie


2013 //

  • 19 Octombrie: Cercetare în arhitectură şi design
  • 25 Mai: TEDx@Iași. Biblioteca Centrală Universitară, Iaşi
  • 20 Februarie: Conferința PV Romania | Hotel Intercontinental – București


2012 //

  • 17 Noiembrie: TEDx Youth@Reghin | Reghin

FAQ

Why in English

Back in 2010, I started to blog on mihaitoader.ro in Romanian about various topics, but in 2017 I started focusing mainly sustainability, climate change, cities, homes, energy, mobility and industry 4.0,

These are all global issues, so it made more sense and more impact to write my views about them in English. Not to mention that Romanians are good English speakers in a vast majority, while the rest of the world – unfortunately – doesn’t understand Romanian. I try to have every article in both language, but I don’t always succeed.

What is my first name and last name

My first name is Mihai (Michael), and Toader-Pasti is my last name, but people call me TP. Toader is the name of my father’s family, and Pasti is from my mother’s family. This kind of naming is not something familiar in Romania. Usually, the woman and the kids take the husband’s last name. But my mother’s parents had two daughters, so no possibility for my grandfather ‘Mănene’ to pass his name to the next generations. Fortunately, my father was so cool that he decided to combine both family names.

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