Garrett Blad is a climate justice activist, educator, systems thinker and doer, collage artist, and performance poet from North Liberty, Indiana. He works at multiple scales of change-making to build a more just and sustainable world – from the United Nations climate negotiations to his alma mater where he co-launched a fossil fuel divestment campaign. Garrett is committed to using the power of story to build strong relationships and communities to advance social change. He envisions a future where no child in Indiana, or anywhere, fears that the air they breathe, the water from their kitchen tap, or the soil in their front lawn will poison them. All of Garrett’s work seeks to reimagine and reorient our economic, educational, and political systems to facilitate a speedy transition to a democratic, sustainable, and peaceful world. Garrett has a degree in Environmental Science and Sustainable Policy from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently Executive Coordinator of SustainUS. Ask him about transcontinental bicycle adventures.