Ian Garrett is designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. Ian is the co-founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), and is an Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University. Ian's writing include the monograph Arts, the Environment, and Sustainability for the Americans for the Arts's New Community Visions Initiative; The Carbon Footprint of Theatrical Production, published in Readings in Performance and Ecology, and the paper Theatre is No Place for a Plant in Landing Stages from the Ashden Directory. He chaired the conferences Sustainability in Theatre (Minneapolis, 2012) and Staging Sustainability 2014 (Toronto), and served as sustainability program coordinator for World Stage Design in Cardiff, Wales (2013). He has spoken on arts and the environment, at conferences hosted by St. Louis University, Brown University, Live Design International, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), DanceUSA, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Americans for the Arts, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).