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Clara Changxin Fang
Communications Manager

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Clara became involved with Earth Deeds in 2014 where she is engaged in strategic planning, sales, and marketing. Clara’s passion for the environment started when she was an undergraduate at Smith College where she won the Outstanding Student Leader Award for leading students to advocate for environmental change on campus. As sustainability manager at Swarthmore College and Towson University, she helped to write the institutions' greenhouse gas inventories and climate action plans. She worked with diverse stakeholders from university vice presidents to janitorial staff to collaborate on sustainability projects, and partnered with faculty to incorporate sustainability in the curriculum. She holds the credential in LEED Building Design and Construction from the US Green Building Council.

As a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, she served as the lead editor for The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line results in Every Business Function, published by Wiley. In addition, she interned for the Yale Office of Sustainability and at the World Resources Institute. Her blog Residenceonearth.net is widely read by the campus sustainability community and her environmental writings have been published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record, Terrain.org, and Mother Nature Network.


Master of Environmental Management, Yale University

M.F.A., University of Utah

B.A. (Cum Laude), Smith College; English

Selected Bibliography

Poverty and Climate Change: Common Solutions to a Common Problem

Why Carbon Onsetting Makes Sense

Ten Ways to Integrate Sustainability into the Curriculum

Personal Interests

Clara has come a long way from immigrating from China at the age of nine, to living near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where her pursuits include running her own photography studio and writing and publishing poetry. Her poems have been published in Poet Lore, Crab Creek Review, Adirondack Review, PANK, Permafrost, and others.

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