Sound Rivers Board

Lindsay B. Savelli

Lindsay Savelli grew in North Carolina and has always loved being on the water, whether kayaking, swimming or observing aquatic life.

Lindsay is the program manager for the University of North Carolina Environmental Justice Action Research Clinic and is a Capstone Teaching Fellow at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

She is passionate about environmental justice — focusing on addressing environmental harms created by industrial operations (including CAFOs) — and supporting students in learning how to engage ethically with communities to address health inequities and support social justice.

“Reciprocity is key to our relationship with nature, yet a long history of profit-driven exploitation (of both people and the land) have resulted in not only harming our environment, but also negatively impacting our health and well-being,” Lindsay said. “I’m excited to support Sound Rivers’ important mission to protect the health of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers through environmental justice to ensure that we can all live, breathe, swim, fish, and thrive in reciprocity with these vital resources.”

Lindsay and her husband, Robby, live in Carrboro and enjoy being outside, running and hiking, learning how to cook together, dancing, finding the best chocolate croissants in town, and hosting backyard gatherings with friends and family.

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