Wendy Abrams

Founder, Cool Globes, Inc.

Wendy Abrams is an environmental activist and founder of Cool Globes a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of climate change. Designed to utilize the venues of public art and education, the inaugural “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” exhibition premiered in Chicago in 2007, having since traveled to four continents and translated into nine languages.

Abrams helped to establish the Abrams Environmental Litigation Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School in 2011. She serves on the President’s Leadership Council at Brown University, and the President’s Advisory Board at the University of Southern California. Abrams is on the board of the Center for American Progress C4, the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, and is a Trustee for Waterkeeper Alliance. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for WTTW. In 2016, Wendy was a Co-Executive Producer of the documentary film “I Voted?” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and a Co-Producer of the television series “Years of Living Dangerously.”

Abrams is principal shareholder of Medline Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies. She graduated from Brown University in 1987, and received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1990.


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