Cari Hanson has applied her expertise in sustainability to a variety of organizations. She was the founder and director of the Ripple Project, a nonprofit that worked with African women’s organizations to develop their skills and create viable businesses and livable communities. She also worked on the Gallatin Valley Farm to School Program in Montana. Cari was a member of the design team that created the first LEED-type certification process for sustainable development for an ecosystem for the Greater Yellowstone Framework for Sustainable Development. As a consultant, her clients have included the Jimmy and Roslyn Carter Partnership Award and the Africa Rainforest and River Conservation Organization, where she served as the interim executive director.