Justin Freiberg serves as a Managing Director at the Carbon Containment Lab. Prior to this work, Justin founded and directed the Yale Landscape Lab. The Landscape Lab utilizes the whole of Yale West Campus to support landscape-based, game-changing applied research and educational programming. This included directing efforts at the Yale West Campus Urban Farm, Agroforestry Space, and the Experimental Grassland, which like the rest of the natural environment of the campus, are used to spur innovations through experimentation and collaboration.
Justin’s background is in building environmental collaborations: he co-founded Encendia Biochar, as well as the Urban Foodshed Collaborative, both of which aimed to close material and social loops to create resilient, sustainable systems. Past work with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Added Value, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, the US-Asia Institute, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture has taught Justin to create structures that engage communities around shared interests in the natural environment, food and farming, and entrepreneurship. Justin holds a Masters from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, an M.A. and B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University, and a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University. He has apprenticed for farmers in Italy, France, and the U.S.