Julius Linsday

Director, Sustainable Communities, David Suzuki Foundation

Julius Lindsay is the Director of Sustainable Communities at the David Suzuki Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s work to accelerate and raise the ambition of climate action in cities across the place now known as Canada and to transform our economic system from one that is solely financially growth based, to one that centres the wellbeing of people and the planet. He is also a co-founder of the Black Environmentalist Alliance, an organization that seeks to champion Black people in the environmental profession, provide a safe space for peer-to-peer engagement to have real conversations and share experiences, and advocate for environmental justice for Black Canadians now and in the future.

Julius was also a 2022 Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellow Existential Crisis (XR) Award Winner, and 2023 Future Fellow at the Wilson College of Leadership and Civic Engagement at McMaster University to support the Prismatic Project. The Prismatic Project seeks to centre Indigenous and Black perspectives through the lens of Indigenous futurist and Afrofuturist art, community engagement and futures games to shift the conversation about and composition of climate action in Canada.

Prior to these roles, Julius was the catalyst for and led the development of climate change plans, programs, and policies at two of the biggest cities, Mississauga and Richmond Hill, in Ontario, Canada’s largest Province.

“Latornell’s Collaboration theme is so relevant to climate and environmental action in this moment. We need to take collaboration between those of us who work in this movement to the next level while also deepening collaboration with other movements and the ability to work intersectionally.”
-Julius Lindsay, Director, Sustainable Communities, David Suzuki Foundation

“It is a real full circle moment for me to participate in Latornell as someone who spent many years working in environment in Ontario. I’m looking forward to connecting with past colleagues and making new connections!”
-Julius Lindsay, Director, Sustainable Communities, David Suzuki Foundation

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