Expert Interview: Caroline Hansley

Name and Title: 


Caroline Hansley-Mace, Senior Organizer


Role in the company/organization:


Organizer at Sierra Club


How you/ the organization is involved with climate change or environmental studies? 


We work on this mission:


“To explore, enjoy and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.”


What sparked your desire to be involved in this work?


I took an internship on organizing and loved it. I put the skills I learned to work for environmental justice back at college where I ran successful campaigns, and I was hooked!


Why is climate change important to you?


Because it impacts my future, and everyone’s future on the planet. My family, and future generations will all be impacted if we do nothing.


How have you seen climate change impact your specific region?


Hurricane Florence and Matthew


What do you think university students like us should be doing now?




What do you think the general population should be doing now?


Organizing and electing leaders who align with our values and urgency.