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Climate Fast Forward Briefing 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Overture Center for the Arts, the Wisconsin Academy launched the 2022 Climate Fast Forward Action Plan in a public briefing. Hear the high level overview and track leader report out in the briefing recording and read more in the Action Plan here.  

Thank you to our briefing sponsor American Family Insurance.

Thanks to the Sally Mead Hands Foundation and the McKnight Foundation for the support of this project. 



Lizzie is the Director of Science and Climate Programs at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters. Lizzie grew up in the Chicago suburbs and received her degree in biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then completed her master’s degree at University of Minnesota.

Alexandria Delcourt (Abenaki) is a fiction and poetry writer from Madison. She currently works as an Editor for LifeStory editing and writing memoirs. Her work explores the topics of travel, colonialism, otherness, belonging and identity, and family history. 

John Imes is the Co-founder and Director of the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI) since 1998. Previously, John was the Environmental Manager for Quad/Graphics, a company long known for its environmental stewardship and social responsibility, garnering a long list of local, state, and national honors.

Gregg is an urban planner with experience in long-range comprehensive planning for communities across several states. He has worked on robust public engagement projects ranging from affordable housing developments to bus rapid transit studies.

Deneine Powell, African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs, Environmental and Climate Program Director, has dedicated her career to environmental conservation, climate advocacy, equity, and justice.

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