Lynda Lukasik 

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In August of 2001, Lynda helped to create Environment Hamilton. She has been actively involved in environmental issues in Hamilton since her undergraduate days at McMaster University. In 2002, she completed her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Waterloo and became the Executive Director of Environment Hamilton. She has continued in that position since then, with a 2+ year "sabbatical" during which she worked as a Policy and Decision Analyst in the Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. 

Lynda has been an advocate for sustainable community development in a variety of ways. She has pushed for sustainable approaches to waste management in Hamilton - serving on the city's Solid Waste Management Master Plan Advisory Committee and the Waste Reduction Task Force. She has also done extensive work to improve local water quality through EH's Pipewatch program.

She is currently focused on advocating for improvements to local air quality through Stack Watching, Dust Busting, and in her role as co-chair of the provincial Ministry of Environment's External Working Group for Regulation 419 - Local Air Quality. Lynda also serves as the watchdog of the provincial Environmental Bill of Rights registry, making others aware of important permit and policy postings and ensuring Environment Hamilton is actively engaged in commenting on these applications. 

Lynda has taught environmental planning and policy courses at Athabasca University, the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph, and Ryerson University.