CEO, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Julia is a lifelong environmentalist, now focused on addressing climate change from a municipal angle. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), an arm’s length agency of the City created in 1991 to advance solutions to climate change and air pollution.
Previously, over nearly 17 years at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), she led various campaigns including pressing for action to address climate change, protect marine turtles, ban toxic pesticides and hormone-disrupting chemicals, and advance organic agriculture.
Julia bikes all winter long (except when it’s icy), grows more tomatoes, basil and beans than her husband and daughter can keep up with (and is now taking up old-fashioned canning), and loves paddling in Ontario’s boreal wilderness (and any other chance to get outdoors in nature).