Run. Bike. Make our communities a bit greener.
An experienced strategist and storyteller, Josh Lasky focuses on aligning organizations and communities to advance sustainability and social responsibility. Josh leads LINK’s Sustainable Communities practice area and supports a growing portfolio of LINK projects as a senior project manager.
Prior to joining LINK, Josh worked to build strategic partnerships in various roles at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Most recently, Josh was the head of USGBC’s sponsorship team, creating and implementing strategies to recruit corporate partners to 400 events annually across more than 30 markets in the U.S. as well as India and China. Josh also led USGBC’s Green Apple initiative, a unique partnership platform that empowers businesses to act and invest in support of healthy, safe, and efficient schools. In addition, Josh managed the Community Green program, implementing a multi-year grant to distribute sustainability education resources to a network of community colleges across the country, resulting in more than 200 students earning the LEED Green Associate credential.
Prior to joining the USGBC, 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). As a joint staff-faculty appointment, Josh worked to create the university-wide sustainability initiative and served as UDC’s first instructor of Urban Sustainability. Josh authored UDC’s first strategic sustainability plan, implemented efficiency measures that saved upwards of $200,000 annually, and increased the campus landfill diversion rate by more than 20 percent. Josh co-chaired the Sustainable DC Climate Working Group which developed the goal of cutting citywide GHG emissions by 50% by 2032. Josh also served as a primary architect of the DC Mayor’s College and University Sustainability Pledge, an ambitious framework for collective action that was publicly signed by presidents of all nine District-based institutions.
Previously, Josh also worked as a green building and sustainability strategy consultant for the Cadmus Group and as a Presidential Administrative Fellow at The George Washington University (GW), where he worked to launch the university’s Office of Sustainability, serving as its first staff member.
Josh earned his master’s in public administration with an individualized concentration in urban sustainability from GW, where he also graduated magna cum laude from the university honors program with a bachelor’s degree in political science and geography.
Josh is a member of the board of directors of the Greater Washington Urban League as well as Climate Ride, two organizations that allow him to promote healthy, sustainable, resilient communities for all. As an amateur ultra-endurance athlete, Josh enjoys going the distance both on bike (having pedaled solo and self-supported 4,275 miles across the United States) and on foot (having completed seven marathons as well as ultramarathons at the 50-kilometer, 50-mile, and 100-mile distance). He resides in the Kingman Park neighborhood of the District of Columbia.