As someone who works at an environmental nonprofit, I consider myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to issues like toxic chemicals in household products. I tend to avoid products like foam cushions, which can contain plenty of toxic flame retardants. So you can imagine my distress when my husband recently brought home two foam cushions for our dogs’ bed that the store's owner claimed contained foam with flame retardants that were “safer” than the older, more toxic varieties.
Working within the Major Gifts team, manage the fundraising activity of approximately 125 major donors and prospects. Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and manage individuals capable of annual gifts of $25,000 or more. Focus on Mid-Atlantic, and potentially other regions.
Growing up, Chris Wilke was a self-described “water rat.” He spent endless hours swimming, digging for clams, fishing, boating and, when he was old enough, scuba diving in Puget Sound, the breathtaking water wilderness that defines his hometown of Seattle.
Wilke frequently spots marine creatures that most people only read about: gray and humpback whales, orcas, seals, porpoises and sea lions. He fishes for salmon, trout and lingcod, and sails regularly, setting out pots to catch Dungeness and red rock crabs.
Rachael Uhland as a litigation assistant in the Florida regional office.
Rachel graduated from The Florida State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014. When she wasn’t studying, Rachel put herself through school by working part-time in law firms. She worked her way up from runner to clerk and then Administrative Assistant.
Rachel brings to Earthjustice a solid understanding of the ins-and-outs of the court system, document productions, and case management software.
The Supreme Court's unexplained stay of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan was "one of the most environmentally harmful judicial actions of all time," writes Michael Gerrard of Columbia Law School in this excellent blog post. But rather than vent outrage, Gerrard quickly moves on to explain that the Clean Power Plan isn’t the only way to cut carbon pollution.
As the cost of solar panels continues to plummet—it’s fallen an estimated 75 percent in the past six years—it seems logical that the laws of economics would compel utilities to switch to clean, cheap solar alternatives. Free market pressures combined with government incentives to clean up power plants should make rooftop solar, community solar and utility company investments in solar no-brainers across the U.S.