June 27, 2018 (Philadelphia, PA) – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is excited to share that Garrett Blad, Executive Coordinator at SustainUS and a North American Association for Environmental Education’s “Top 30 Under 30 Environmental Educator”, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the 2018 AASHE Student Summit.

Mr. Blad is a climate advocate, organizer and community-builder who envisions a world without fossil fuels where everyone, no matter where they live or who much money they make, has access to clean air, water and healthy food. He participated in the Paris climate talks where he organized a youth-led campaign to call for the most aggressive, equitable and legally binding treaty possible. He has spoken to more than 150 different audiences about framing, storytelling and the power of the millennial generation to shape our future through activism and civic engagement.

AASHE’s Student Summit is a platform for student sustainability leaders to network with hundreds of other like-minded students from around the globe. Attendees will learn about career pathways in sustainability and strategies to make change on their campuses and in their communities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with professional organizations and activist networks that can amplify their efforts and provide ongoing support.

For more information and to register, visit conference.aashe.org.

About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org. Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.