Climate Action Now: Level Up Your Climate Advocacy - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Learn how landscape professionals can expand their climate advocacy efforts. Highlighting the Advocacy section of the "Member Field Guide" of the ASLA Climate Action Plan, professionals from various generations and geographical regions will outline and model approachable actions that you can take, where it's your 'first step' or 'the next step.'
- Understand how landscape architects can influence and shape public policy, especially as related to climate.
- Leverage the skills of traditional landscape architecture practice to communicate and influence larger ideas about the built environment to affected constituencies.
- Understand how to find resources for better design in order to draw down greenhouse gasses.
- Connect with models of how Climate Justice can be incorporated into daily practices.
Sarah Fitzgerald, Assoc. ASLA
Sarah's research and design work reflects her conviction that public space design plays an indispensable role in advancing environmental justice. She is passionate about leveraging firm work to better address the climate crisis, and advocates for the necessity of landscape architects’ voices in shaping environmental policies. Sarah joined SWA Group in 2020 after earning a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.
Aida Curtis, ASLA
Curtis + Rogers Design Studio
Aida Curtis has over 35 of experience as a landscape architect, arborist, certified landscape inspector and leader of her firm Curtis + Rogers Design Studio. Leading the Hispanic/Woman-owned landscape architecture firm in South Florida has allowed her to create sustainable spaces that are economically and socially inclusive. Aida’s portfolio includes award-winning transportation, recreational, institutional and civic projects. She serves on the American Society of Landscape Architects National Climate Action Committee and lectures on landscape architecture’s ability to address climate change. Her commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainable development and resilient landscapes has benefitted hundreds of municipal, transportation and other civic projects.
Dalton LaVoie, ASLA, LEED AP
Senior Associate, Landscape Architect
Stantec, California Sierra Chapter ASLA
Dalton is a Sacramento-based Landscape Architect with 16 years of experience in the Urban Places team at Stantec. Urban resilience, sustainability, and climate change advocacy are at the forefront of his design and professional practice. Dalton is active on local/national platforms for the advancement of our profession. His service has included leadership as the California Sierra Chapter's Trustee, President, Public Awareness Representative, Climate Change Committee Chair and Director/Vice President on the California Council of ASLA tracking statewide legislative efforts to ensure that landscape architects have a voice in the Governor’s plan to promote climate change responsiveness, conservation, and nature-based solutions.
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