Lindi von Mutius, ALM, JD, is the Director of the Harvard University Climate Action Accelerator housed within the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability. The Climate Action Accelerator is a powerful new platform that strategically aligns and amplifies Harvard University’s research and outreach efforts while leveraging the University’s convening power and expertise to play a leading role in meeting this challenge. The Accelerator ensures that Harvard’s most consequential climate research both shapes, and is shaped by stakeholders, so that researchers produce knowledge, ideas, and tools that will drive progress in reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate.
Previously, Lindi was the Director of the Sustainability and Global Development Practice programs at the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education, practiced corporate, bankruptcy, and environmental law, and held senior roles at the Trust for Public Land, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Defense Fund. Lindi is also a talented educator who cares deeply about the student experience and enjoys teaching Environmental Justice and the Graduate Proseminar at the Extension School. Her passion remains environmental justice and increasing equitable access to the outdoors.
After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, Lindi attended Williams College, earned her ALM in Environmental Management from the Extension School, and graduated from Vermont Law School. Lindi serves on the boards of the Environmental Leadership Program, The Summit Foundation, and the Trust for Public Land’s Black History and Culture Advisory Board. In her free time, Lindi enjoys kayaking, winter sports, hiking, and time in the garden.