Meg Calkins, FASLA, SITES AP, is Professor and Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University. She is the author of the book Materials for Sustainable Sites and editor of the Sustainable Sites Handbook. Calkins has taken an active leadership role in development and implementation of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) since 2003. She currently represents SITES on the Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) Credentialing Steering Committee. She is a frequent Contributing Editor to Landscape Architecture magazine, writing several articles on site construction materials and exemplary designed works.