Josh Lasky joined the Center for Green Schools in October 2013. In his role
as Community Green Lead, he manages a national network of volunteers to
engage community colleges and support sustainability activities on their
campuses and in their classrooms. Josh supports a range of additional
programs throughout the Center for Green Schools, bringing extensive
experience in campus sustainability management, higher education
administration, and curriculum development and instruction.
Most recently, Josh served as Assistant Director for Sustainability Education
in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental
Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Within
that capacity, Josh held a joint faculty-staff position, developing
sustainability-focused community education programs and teaching an
undergraduate seminar in urban sustainability. Prior to his appointment in
CAUSES, Josh served as UDC’s first Sustainability Manager and created the
university-wide sustainability initiative. Before joining UDC, Josh worked as
a green building and sustainability strategy consultant for the Cadmus Group
and supported DC’s first neighborhood sustainability indicators project
while serving in the District of Columbia Office of Planning.
Josh holds a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public
administration, both from The George Washington University (GWU), where he
served as the first staff person in GWU’s newly formed Office of
Sustainability. Josh is a member of the board of directors of Climate Ride, a
non-profit organization that organizes multi-day charitable bike rides to
promote sustainability advocacy and alternative transportation solutions. If
he’s not in the office, Josh is probably riding his bike around DC, trail
running in Rock Creek Park, or listening to live music on U Street.
Josh is a LEED Accredited Professional.