Who Are We?
We are a group of concerned individuals who met each other in many activities (college, education, outdoors, and professional activities). We come from many areas of expertise (education, computer, law, marketing, medicine, administrative and CPA), but we are united in our concern for the planet and continued human existence on it.
Seth Evans serves on the leadership team of Elders Climate Action Massachusetts. Recently retired from 19 years of teaching elementary school in Needham, MA, he remains active in the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Seth has also organized service workers in a Boston hospital, worked as a consultant to worker-owned businesses, and founded and managed a worker-owned home health care company. The father of two grown children, he lives in Brookline, MA. Seth has a B.A. in Biology from Antioch College, an MBA from Boston College, and an MAT from Simmons College.
Jon Greene is an adjunct professor in construction project management at San Jacinto College. He graduated from Yale University and earned a Master’s in Civil Engineering at Columbia University. His engineering career included 30 years of environmental consulting, permitting and remediation, including expert witness work on behalf of the Government of Ecuador. Jon’s concerns about the environment and climate change led him to working with others to help develop and teach the “Can We Stop Climate Change?” course.
Ted Hall is a recently retired educator who taught chemistry and environmental science in Massachusetts and Arizona for 17 years, followed by 19 years as a school administrator (17 as principal) in New Hampshire and Maine. For the last seven years, Ted was a school coach for Great Schools Partnership where he coached schools throughout New England, Colorado, Michigan, and California. He has both a B.S. in chemistry and an M.Ed. in science education from the University of Maine. He has been co-leading “Can We Stop Climate Change” courses since the winter of 2021. As a science teacher, he brought environmental topics alive in his classroom and has maintained an interest in climate science since that time. He lives in southern Maine where he spends lots of time kayaking, cycling, hiking, and cross country skiing.
Margie Lee’s background is in government and public policy. Now retired, she previously worked in higher education administration, and as a volunteer educator for grassroots initiatives like Energyfast, Beyond War, and Foundation for Global Community. She has supported local environmental programs like town Earth Day celebrations, banning single use plastics, and educational programs. She loves being in the out-of-doors, whether gardening, walking, cycling or other sports. She has a keen appreciation of nature and seeks to preserve a healthy world for her three grandsons and future generations. She has a B.A. in Government from Skidmore College, and a Graduate Certificate from the Boston College program on Women in Politics and Public Policy.
Tony Lee lives in the Boston area and is a retired CPA and former US Navy officer. He began working on environmental and non-profit causes in 1980 with Friends of the Earth, and has continued to do so throughout his life, particularly around climate change. He has developed and led the Can We Stop Climate Change course in conjunction with Elders Climate Action. When Tony isn’t teaching about climate change he enjoys mountain biking and gardening. He has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Rutgers.
Tom Rawson is a recently retired 7th- and 8th-grade science teacher who lives near Boston. He attended and then started leading Can We Stop Climate Change courses, works on climate change education with Mass. Audubon, and is an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador. His environmental interest began with work on campus for the first Earth Day in 1970; his interest in climate change grew beginning about 12 years ago when he started teaching it to 8th-graders. Before becoming a teacher Tom ran his own software business for many years. He spends his free time doing carpentry, bicycle riding, hiking, and sailing when he can. He has a B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College, an M.S. in Biomathematics from the University of Washington, and an M.Ed. from UMass Boston.
Elizabeth San Marco is a retired elementary educator, life-long learner, spiritual seeker, grandmother and now activist, interested in preserving our beautiful earth for future generations. She is mentored by the young people in Montana who know that our mission is a “clean and healthful environment”.