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Karen Kendrick-Hands (USA)

Immediate Past Chair and Co-Founder, Interim Director, Communications

Karen D. Kendrick-Hands

I helped to form ESRAG because it allows me to synergize my passions for Rotary Service and mitigating climate disruption, and providing a place for likeminded Rotarians to collaborate.  The ultimate “Service above Self” is ensuring a stable climate for future generations.

Karen has, worked as a volunteer public interest advocate for cleaner air and mobility and transportation choices, including serving on various local, state and regional advisory bodies, for over 30 years.  She has founded advocacy groups, including Transportation Riders United, assisted non-environmental community and service organizations, including the Junior League, and League of Women Voters to frame and adopt environmental positions, worked with national US groups such as the Clean Air Network, participated in an official international environmental law exchange between the US and former Soviet Union, and created community networks with unlikely partners – finding common interests where none were obvious.

Karen, blessed to have been a RYE student in 1967-68 to Australia,  is Co-founder of the multi-District Going Green Fellowship Group and a member of the RC of Madison, WI, District 6250.