Nate Hausman and Christine Hertz Hausman

Donor since 2014, CLF Legal Intern 2010 | Montpelier, VT

Vermont natives Nate and Christine have a strong sense of place and belonging – especially in nature. They spend much of their time outdoors hiking, paddling, and enjoying all of Vermont’s natural beauty. 

Today they share that passion with thier daughter, Marie. ” We love to see her interactions with nature and want to be sure she can always live and play in a clean environment.” 

In 2010, Nate was a legal intern at CLF working alongside our advocates to challenge the polluting Vermont Yankee power plant. He experienced firsthand the importance of CLF’s legal capacity and local roots in making real systemic change in Vermont and New England. 

As an educator, Christine has a focus on the future and is always thinking about how we can leave the world a better place for future generations. “Knowing that we are in a place of privilge, we want to use that in a way that ensures smart growth, preseravation of the landscape, and a welcoming inclusive community for all who visit and live in Vermont, ” she says.

Supporting CLF is one way they feel they can make a difference. While many organizations work to raise awareness and harness young energy to advocate for a healthy environment, CLF can turn that advocacy into action. The law is a potent defense in the face of tough challenges. That – combined with CLF’s experience, regional focus, and dedication to stay in these fighs – inspires Nate, Chrisitne, and Marie to support CLF.