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Trude Chandler

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Trude currently serves as NoVo Foundation’s Initiative Associate for Local Living Economies.

Prior to joining NoVo, Trude ran her own personal organizing business, helping her New York City-based clients make the most of their tiny residential and/or commercial spaces. Her desire to spur socially conscious relations to the things we own and the assemblages we participate in inspired her to complete a B.A. in Sustainability Studies at CUNY Hunter College.  Garnering internships at The Department of Environmental Conservation and the NYC Parks Department as a Public Service Scholar, Trude also participated in numerous on-campus environmental campaigns and events. Namely, for her work as President of Hunter’s Sustainability Project, which empowered fellow students and faculty to reduce their environmental impacts, she received the CUNY Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Leadership.

In her free time Trude enjoys traveling, baking, dancing, thrifting, as well as singing songs of empowerment and love with her local LGBTQ and allied a cappella group.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

–Richard Buckminster Fuller