Lucia Whalen

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Lucia Whalen is an environmental communications specialist currently working at Openlands. She’s a Chicago-born and bred comedian, writer, and concerned citizen. Her clever, feminist perspective paired with a shameless storytelling style has made her a favorite to audiences all over the country. She has opened for Dave Attell, Chad Daniels, and SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, to name a few. Lucia has contributed to The New Yorker and is a cohost of the environmental comedy podcast What a Waste. Her biggest credit is that she once made Al Gore laugh. 

A bit more: I am interested in the bridge between the humanities and sustainability, and am exploring how to effectively communicate the urgency of climate change in an engaging, entertaining way. I believe that in order to create a sustainable world, we must live in a society with a socially and politically engaged public. I am passionate about inspiring others, especially students, to get socially and politically involved, both on local and national levels. I have presented to a variety of different groups, including college classes, the League of Women Voters, community groups, and more.

Climate Reality Leadership Corps training: Miami, March 2015

Home zip code: 60647 (Logan Square)

Miles willing to travel for a presentation: Anywhere

Ideal audience-type: Any

Favorite quote:

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

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