A seasoned and respected leader in sustainability, Chris Page is a systems thinker with experience in government, inside two Fortune 500 companies, and in the nonprofit sector. As Climate Director for the City of Seattle, Chris oversaw the city’s efforts to meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals and an ordinance to ban oil heating from Seattle. Prior to her work in government, she was Director of Energy and Environment at Amazon and Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy at Yahoo!, where she was responsible for corporate environmental activities, including renewable energy procurement, carbon reduction goals, and onsite generation projects for fuel cells and solar.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Chris was at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based “think-and-do tank” led by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. As a senior consultant on the energy and resources team at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Chris was responsible for assessing and framing energy efficiency opportunities for commercial and industrial clients. She has also been a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for the public radio environmental program “Living on Earth.”
Across her career, Chris has led regular lectures on sustainable business practices including at National Taiwan University, Peking University, and University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. She currently serves on the board of Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies.
While living in Colorado, Chris was a member of the all-volunteer Aspen Mountain Rescue team, providing aid to lost and injured parties in the Rocky Mountains. She has an undergraduate 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.
Chris addresses how to call for behavior change for sustainability without driving away dinner party guests.
Updated February 2020.