Time for Action: Advancing Biodiversity through Policy and Practice - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.5 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
Recorded On: 10/30/2023
Through habitat destruction and fragmentation, overharvesting, and pollution, humans are directly responsible for the accelerated loss of biodiversity. It's our responsibility to act now. This session provides three diverse yet aligned perspectives focusing on design, policy, and performance-based metrics to address the biodiversity crisis and increase our collective knowledge.
The GBCI course ID for this course is 920028669, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.
- Learn the importance of biological diversity for evolving and maintaining life-sustaining biosphere systems.
- Highlight landscape architecture's unique position to address the biodiversity crisis and its interwoven relationship with climate change and environmental injustice.
- Hear multiple perspectives and inspiring stories for addressing the biodiversity crisis and implementing nature-positive designs.
- Learn how the SITES Rating System addresses biodiversity on development projects.
Danielle Pieranunzi, SITES AP, LEED AP BD+C
Green Business Certification, Inc
Danielle Pieranunzi has been involved with the SITES program since 2006 where she has been collaborating with a diverse group of practitioners, scientists, educators, and policy-makers to elevate the value of nature in the built environment. Danielle is the Director of the SITES program at Green Business Certification Inc focusing on technical development, client solutions, and market development.
Keith Bowers, FASLA
As the founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith has pioneered the practice of nature-based design, green infrastructure, and regenerative design within the landscape architecture community. As a multidisciplinary organization with a mission to Restore the Earth and Inspire Ecological Stewardship, Biohabitats practices at the crossroads between biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation and environmental justice. Keith’s mission is to change the way capitalism is practiced. As a B-Corp and 1% for the Planet organization, Keith has instilled Self Governance, Wholeness, and Evolutionary Purpose as the guiding principles behind Biohabitats success. Keith is an advocate for biodiversity and ecological restoration around the world.
Brandon Hartz, ASLA, PLA, SITES AP, LEED AP
National Program Manager of Landscape Architecture
General Services Administration (GSA)
Brandon Hartz is the Landscape Architecture Program Manager for the General Services Administration (GSA), leading policy development and design direction of all capital projects in the nationwide portfolio The GSA owns and leases over 375 million sqft of space in more than 2,200 communities nationwide. Prior to GSA he was Campus Landscape Architect for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), designing and stewarding constructed landscapes on federal land across the United States. Prior to his public service, Brandon was a Senior Associate for HOK, managing and designing high profile and award winning institutional landscapes.
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