Yahoo! Inc., Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy
San Francisco, California
Chris is responsible for overseeing Yahoo!’s climate program, efficiency and clean tech initiatives, and providing technical support to the company’s all-volunteer Green Team, an employee group that harnesses the collective energy of Yahoos around the world to reduce our carbon footprint. Listen to a radio interview in which she talks about her work, Low Carbon Internet Surfing.
In May 2012, Chris led a public hands-on workshop called The Future We Want: A Systems Approach to Sustainable Business at Esalen’s 120-acre seaside retreat center in Big Sur, California. Read her brief report.
In April 2012, Chris gave a TEDx talk in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Getting Green Right: Vancouver’s Greenest City Goals as blue print for global sustainability, in which she addresses how to call for behavior change for sustainability without driving away dinner party guests. See the video, below.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Chris was a senior consultant on the Energy and Resources Team at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based “think-and-do tank” founded by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. In this role, Chris was responsible for assessing energy efficiency opportunities for commercial and industrial clients. She has led regular lectures on sustainable business practices at National Taiwan University, Peking University, and University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. Prior to working at RMI, Chris was a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for National Public Radio’s “Living on Earth.”
While living in Colorado, Chris was a member of the all-volunteer Mountain Rescue Aspen team, responsible for assisting lost and injured parties in the Rocky Mountains. In addition to being a Fellow, Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies from Brown University and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
TEDx talk by Chris Page, Getting Green Right: Vancouver’s Greenest City Goals as blue print for global sustainability, April 2012
Chris addresses how to call for behavior change for sustainability without driving away dinner party guests.
Updated September 2012.
Expertise: Climate Change, Energy, Environment, LGBT, Renewable Technologies, Urban, Women
Sector: Business, Education
Geography: North America, United States, West, USA