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.
To attract young workers, address climate change
By: Chelsea Chandler - 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 […]
Large-scale solar can help protect the special places we call home
By: Chelsea Chandler - 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 […]