Kat Walter is a coordinator with the Yellow Springs Resilience Network, enabling efforts among individuals, organizations, local government, and businesses to greatly reduce our carbon footprint. The six major areas include buildings, transportation, food, energy, goods & services, and waste & consumption. Even more, YSRN works to build long term resilience to the effects of climate change as well as strength in the community, which requires equity and inclusion of all villagers. Kat previously worked as an organizer for The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund throughout the United States to support communities intent on rewriting local charters or constitutions to confer more decision making powers to citizens and recognize the rights of nature. She then formed a nonprofit to do this work specifically with Ohio communities.