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Josh Lasky

Washington, DC

Josh currently serves the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council as a program manager and strategist, focusing on higher education and partner engagement. He brings extensive experience in sustainability management, higher education, and strategic planning and facilitation to the Center, which is currently driving toward the ambitious goal of providing green schools for all within this generation.

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 developed sustainability-focused community education programs and served as UDC’s first instructor of Urban Sustainability. Prior to his appointment in CAUSES, Josh served as UDC’s first Sustainability Manager and worked to create 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. While earning his master’s in public administration at The George Washington University (GWU), Josh helped form the GWU Office of Sustainability, serving as its first staff member.

Josh is a member of the board of directors for the Greater Washington Urban League as well as Climate Ride, two organizations that allow him to promote healthy, sustainable, resilient communities for all. Josh is also a LEED Accredited Professional and serves as an instructor for the International Town & Gown Association's online certificate program in town-gown relations.

When he should be sleeping, Josh is riding his bike everywhere (having pedaled solo and self-supported across the United States in 2013) or running ultramarathons (with two 50-mile trail races completed in 2014).