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Julie Wayne
Climate Healers of Pune

Julie Wayne, originally from Detroit but residing in the south of France, has a degree in economics and has had a career as a photographer, working for the past twenty years primarily in villages in South India. She is a life-long activist: political, environmental and, for nearly four years, animal rights.

Julie and Madhavi Kolte met at the beginning of 2015 at the Sanskriti Foundation’s Art Residency in New Delhi and quickly understood that Destiny had a hand in putting them in the same place at the same time (for in a country of a billion-plus people, how else would they have met?!!!).

From the moment Julie began visiting Madhavi in Pune, they began working together on trying to transform the world into one of respect, benevolence and sustainability, using art and outreach. When they discovered Climate Healers and the thoughtful work of Dr Sailesh Rao, they simultaneously had the same desire to make Climate Healers a household name. They contacted Dr. Rao who enthusiastically put them in touch with Jessica Lannine (who is the original designer of Climate Healers local groups) and very soon after, “Climate Healers of Pune” was born!

Madhavi and Julie decided to start their group with a bang: they are in the midst of organizing the “Pune Health and Sustainability Conference”, a two-day event and the first of its kind in India.