Irene Pedruelo

DoSomething.org; Former Editor of Policy Innovations

Irene Pedruelo, an award-winning journalist, is currently lead strategist at DoSomething.org. From 2014-2016 she was editor of the Council's digital magazine, Policy Innovations.

A Fulbright scholar, Pedruelo holds an MA in International Affairs. She has produced long features, photo essays, and opinion pieces for magazines and publications in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. She has been a guest lecturer at The New School, and she is passionate about social entrepreneurship, and the future of cities, food, and climate change.

Featured Work

Kavita Shukla. CREDIT: Fenugreen FreshPaper

MAR 8, 2016 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Fighting Food Waste with Paper and Spice

At a moment when most of us look to Silicon Valley for the next highly sophisticated technological breakthrough that will change the world, it's increasingly ...

Claire Nouvian. Credit: © BLOOM

FEB 22, 2016 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Claire Nouvian, Guardian of the Deep

French environmentalist Claire Nouvian has devoted her life to protecting a resource that is largely a mystery to most of us: the deep sea.

CREDIT: Daniel Sinnathamby.

JAN 25, 2016 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Southern Africa, a Region Chronically at Risk

Southern Africa is preparing for a humanitarian disaster. Daniel Sinnathamby, regional humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in the region, talks about the circumstances that are making ...

Credit: <a href="http://www.new-harvest.org/ target="_blank">New Harvest</a>.

DEC 14, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: From Lab to Table

"New Harvest" wants to kick-start a bio-economy of animal products made without animals. Some have already called this revolution "the next .com."

CREDIT: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/GVLhWdib3BU" target="_blank">Petter Rudwall</a>.

NOV 30, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Short-term Goodies versus Long-term Harm: The Ethical Dilemmas of Climate Change

A conversation with philosopher Stephen Gardiner on how humanity should confront the climate change debate.

Cesar Harada. CREDIT: <a href="http://bit.ly/1To6UK9" target="_blank"> TEDxKyoto</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUL 9, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: "The problems are so huge I can't be pessimistic"

A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-256155163/stock-photo-illustration-of-pig-head-abstract-isolated-on-a-white-background.html?src=pp-same_artist-256155169-ayB7msNOwb6NTLdAMnyjbw-1&ws=1" target="_blank">Shutterstock </a>

JUN 15, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: The Next Pig Idea

Food waste expert and environmentalist Tristram Stuart has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.

People celebrating "Raahgiri Day," a car-free and pollution-free day in the streets of New Delhi, India.<br> CREDIT: Nidhi Gulati and Manisha Balani from <a href="http://bit.ly/1Qgn5IK" target="_blank">Project for Public Spaces</a>.

APR 22, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: What Makes a City Great? It's not the Liveability but the Loveability

A conversation about cities, suburbs, and the consequences of exporting the "Western" city model to the world with Ethan Kent, senior vice president of Project ...

Miriam, the diagnostic tool created by the <a href="http://miroculus.com/" target="_blank">Miroculus</a> team.

MAR 11, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Bye, Doctor, Hi, "Cloud"

A team of entrepreneurs based in San Francisco is turning the out-of-date diagnostic industry upside down.

Daan Roosegaarde at the Rijksmuseum. CREDIT: <a href="http://www.rvda.nl/">Reinier Van Der Aart </a>

FEB 11, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: "I like to make things that do not have a like or download button"

This Dutch designer is transforming the way cities and urban landscapes work and feel. Glowing trees and smart roads are just two of his revolutionary ...