Chief Sustainability Officer
Julian Dautremont-Smith began his duties as chief sustainability officer in June 2012. A long time leader in the campus sustainability field, he co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and served as its associate director for five years.
At AASHE, Julian played leadership roles in the creation of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment as well as the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS). As AASHE's media contact, he was regularly quoted in higher education trade press as well as major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Week, and USA Today. His responsibilities also included editing AASHE's publications and developing strategic partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations. Before working at AASHE, he co-founded a social enterprise that produces biodiesel in Barbados while studying there on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Julian has an MBA and MS in natural resources and the environment from the University of Michigan, where he was a graduate student instructor for an undergraduate class called "Sustainability and the Campus" and the student lead for the Purchasing and Recycling Team of the University's Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment. He received his BA in environmental studies at Lewis & Clark College, where he served on the Sustainability Council and spearheaded a successful and nationally recognized effort to make Lewis & Clark the first American college to declare compliance with greenhouse gas emissions reductions stipulated in the Kyoto Protocol. He is a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, Harry S. Truman Scholar, USA Today Academic All-Star, and National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellow.
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