Director of Communications and Development Gabrielle Lindau joined the organization in July 2016. Gabrielle is responsible for developing and implementing strategic growth plans, fundraising initiatives and communications such as the annual report, social media, newsletters, press relations, government affairs and donor databases for Sustainable Long Island.
Gabrielle was born and raised on Long Island. At a young age she developed a strong connection to the region’s wildlife, beaches, parks and farms. Upon completion of her academic career she went on to work for the Estée Lauder Companies, where she served on the international “Green Committee” and was the official “Green Delegate” for her office building. Later she worked with EnerDel where she had the opportunity to gain firsthand experience marketing and communicating the early capabilities of lithium-ion battery operated mass transit vehicles.
In 2015, Gabrielle was asked to join the International Conference on Sustainable Development held at Columbia University during NYC Climate Week. Gabrielle’s panel discussion provided a platform for sharing practical evidence-based solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were agreed upon at the United Nations immediately following the conference. In 2016, the New York State Assembly recognized Gabrielle for her work both professionally and personally with their annual “Woman of Distinction” award.
Gabrielle has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the New School University and she attended a two year Master of Communications residency program at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.