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Chelsea Chandler

Chelsea Chandler

As director of climate solutions for Clean Wisconsin, Chelsea Chandler draws on her experience in climate science and policy, relationships with decision-makers and diverse stakeholders across the state, and passion for environmental sustainability and justice to advocate for climate action in Wisconsin. Chelsea has worked on climate issues for over a decade in Wisconsin, the West Coast, and Latin America. She extends her advocacy for healthy communities and environment to her organic produce farm in the Driftless Area. With a mom who emigrated from Cuba and a dad from Minnesota, Chelsea grew up understanding and valuing diverse perspectives. Through her own multicultural and interdisciplinary background, she strives to serve as a translator between different people and topics. Chelsea holds a M.E.M. in Global Change Science and Policy from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Atmospheric Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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In the race to usher in a clean energy economy, Wisconsin is losing badly… to Iowa

By: - December 23, 2023

When was the last time you drove through Iowa? If it’s been a while, brace yourself. You’ll discover just how far the Hawkeye State has come — and just how much Wisconsin is falling behind. We Wisconsinites have a lot to be proud of, but I must admit I was humbled during a recent road […]

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We want Strong Climate Action sign at People's Climate March

To attract young workers, address climate change

By: - January 18, 2022

There is little dispute that Wisconsin businesses are grappling with a worker shortage, but there’s growing debate about how to solve it. One major Wisconsin business group recently suggested that lowering the tax rate on the state’s top income bracket (individual incomes above $263,000) would help address the worker shortage. Since the average Wisconsin income […]

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Wisconsin farm cornfield and landscape -- Image by David Mark free use from Pixabay

Large-scale solar can help protect the special places we call home

By: - October 14, 2021

It is a great privilege to raise my family on our farm in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. My daughter chases after monarch butterflies and eats corn picked fresh in the field. She delights in recognizing a handful of familiar birds by their calls and many more by sight. This spring she spied a new […]