About Us

Founded in 2012, the Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) occupies a unique place in the state environmental community. It serves as a model for action not only to foster individual and community engagement, but also to generate the will necessary to address climate change’s many threats.

CCCDC has worked in many ways to raise awareness of climate change in Door County. We seek to build support both for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and for adapting proactively to already occurring and future impacts. We recognize the crucial need to enlist all who care about the environment.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of concerned volunteers willing to execute CCCDC’s mission through Programs, Events, outreach, and media.

Mary and Dick Smythe during CCCDC’s Spring Public Tree Planting, May 4, 2019 in Ellison Bay, WI.

Mary and Dick Smythe during CCCDC’s Spring Public Tree Planting, May 4, 2019 in Ellison Bay, WI.

Mary Smythe, Co-Chair

- Environmental activist

Roy Thilly, Co-Chair

- Retired CEO WPPI Energy, Chair Gathering Waters Conservancy and co-chair Governor Doyle’s Global Warming Task Force

Judy Drew

- Former Executive Director, Third Avenue Playhouse and former Assistant Director, The Ridges

Dr. Anthony A. Gatenby

-Former Technical Director and Senior Research Fellow in biotechnology and life sciences

Carl Giessel

-Retired from financial sales

Roy Thilly during CCCDC’s Spring Public Tree Planting, May 4, 2019 in Ellison Bay, WI.

Roy Thilly during CCCDC’s Spring Public Tree Planting, May 4, 2019 in Ellison Bay, WI.

Katie krouse

-Program Manager, The Ridges

Dave LaLuzerne

Chuck Lauter

- Retired Dean, Lawrence University

Kate LeROY

Betsy Rogers

- Retired writer and editor

Morgan Rusnak

Dick SMythe

- Retired USDA Forest Service Director, Forest Environmental Research

Staff

Nicole Matson

- Administrative Support Coordinator

 

Photos by: Nicole Matson