Director of Programs
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Julian Dautremont-Smith is interested in finding key leverage points to accelerate the sustainability transformation. His current foci are sustainability rating systems and higher education sustainability. Before graduate school, Julian served as the Associate Director of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). In that capacity, he played leadership roles in AASHE’s major programs, the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. He was also responsible for AASHE’s online resource center, partnerships, communications, and publications. Prior to joining AASHE, he co-founded a biodiesel business while studying sustainable development in Barbados on a J. William Fulbright scholarship. Julian earned a BA in Environmental Studies from Lewis & Clark College, where he also 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. Julian is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow and a USA Today Academic All-Star.