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Organizing for a Resilient Future

Wisconsin's Climate Stories
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This first talk in Wisconsin’s Climate Stories series featured personal stories from three young women leading the charge in building climate change resilient communities. Each speaker shared her unique experience in organizing for climate change action and what inspired them to get involved. Watch the recording to listen to their stories and hear the debrief from breakout rooms designed to further climate action. 

The Wisconsin’s Climate Stories series features three talks in the spring of 2023. This series is designed to further the work from the 2022 Climate Fast Forward conference, broaden participants’ networks, and raise awareness of climate change success stories from across Wisconsin. 


Jessica James is the Climate & Energy Program Manager for the Wisconsin Academy. She joined the Academy in the fall of 2020 after graduating from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a BS in Environmental Sciences.

Maithilee Kanthi has been working as the Climate Justice Organizer at Clean Wisconsin for the last two years where she organizes a broad coalition of support for equitable climate solutions.

Mandi McAlister (she/her) is the founder of Hummingbird MKE where she works to engage the community around environmental and climate justice initiatives.

Maria is the Conservation Corps Coordinator for the City of Green Bay’s new AmeriCorps program – the Green Bay Conservation Corps. Maria also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Green Bay.

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