The League believes that averting the damaging effects of climate change requires action from both individuals and governments at the local, state, national and international levels.
We believe that a path toward a clean energy future will strengthen our economy by opening up millions of jobs to Americans while also rescuing America from its dependence on fossil fuels, reducing threats to our health, protecting the natural resources that we depend upon for survival and creating millions of domestic jobs. The League's environmental work falls into the three categories: Global Climate Change; Clean Air Defense; and Clean Energy.
The LWVOR is co-sponsoring a Climate Talk at Pollard Auditorium on May 16, 2017.
She worked as a hydrogeologist and contract administrator with the State of Michigan for 30 years working mostly with the State and Federal Superfund programs. Chris was then employed for 8 years as a contract manager with Weston Solutions Inc, an environmental consulting firm.
She retired and moved to Tennessee in 2013 to be near her daughter and her family: Coleen Iversen, an environmentalist in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Lab, son-in-law James Kolpak and grandson. Chris is also enjoying volunteering since her retirement.