Christy Shelton


Sustainability Planning, Strategic Planning & Facilitation, Evaluation


Christy draws on more than a dozen years’ experience to manage projects that help public agencies reduce waste, safeguard human health and the environment, and manage resources efficiently. Her work helps clients foster behavior change and produce measurable improvements in resource conservation, waste prevention, recycling, and sustainability. She has managed a diverse range of projects, including strategic planning, survey research, market analysis, indicator development, and evaluation. Christy is experienced in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, and has written dozens of reports and articles that accurately present complex issues in clear language for both policymakers and the public. Before joining Cascadia, Christy managed environmental, land use, and transportation projects at ECONorthwest in Seattle, and also performed research at Sightline Institute (then Northwest Environment Watch). During the Clinton Administration, Christy served as an environmental policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, covering such issues as sustainable development, water quality, pollution prevention, climate change, hazardous waste, and environmental education. She holds a B.A. (with Honors) from Stanford University and an M.S. from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. She previously served on the board of Sustainable Seattle. 

Christy Shelton , Owner/Principal
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