KELSEY WIRTH

k-wirthSession VI:
Mothers Fighting Climate Change: A Grassroots Success Story

Sunday, April 30th

Kelsey Wirth is founder and chair of Mothers Out Front. Kelsey was inspired to start a project to engage mothers in climate change when she herself became a mother after several years as an entrepreneur in the private sector.  Kelsey is co-founder and former president of Align Technology, Inc., maker of Invisalign. She has served on the boards of the Environmental Working Group and Grist Magazine, and currently serves on the board of the Winslow Foundation and Convergent Dental. A native of both Colorado and Washington DC, Kelsey graduated from Harvard College and received her M.B.A. from Stanford University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two daughters.

“If we want more people to care about protecting basic natural systems that provide us with clean water, clean air, food, and a livable climate, then understanding what the health impacts are of not protecting these systems is absolutely crucial. The Planetary Health Alliance is doing the important research that Mothers Out Front can then use to engage and activate mothers across the country who will stop at nothing to protect the health and safety of their children and their communities.”

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