Phil Smith is a retired environmental engineer currently volunteering for the international environmental organization, Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) https://citizensclimatelobby.org/, working to advance solutions to climate change. Phil graduated from Marquette University in 1976 with a BS/CE and spent 40 years primarily investigating and remediating hazardous waste sites throughout the US and Canada. He was lead technical consultant for cleanup projects on some of the largest hazardous waste sites and worked closely with US EPA, US DOD, major industry, state and provincial environmental departments. He was a primary author on two of the main US EPA guidance documents on how to investigate and clean up hazardous waste sites. He also served on the Wisconsin technical advisory committee during the development of the Wisconsin hazardous waste code NR 700 series. Since retirement he has focused on solutions to climate change as the most important issue facing the world today. His three children were raised in Genesse and are graduates of Kettle Moraine High School, now living in Madison and NYC.