What Does 'Sustainable Landscaping' Mean Today?
A decade ago, most grounds managers had at least heard the phrase "sustainable landscapes," but many did not fully understand the practices and components that are involved in making landscapes more environmentally friendly. Since then, most managers have incorporated elements of sustainable landscaping — including water conservation and the use of native plants and integrated pest management — into their operations. So where is sustainable landscaping now, and where is it headed? In this session, panelists will discuss their roles in creating successful, attractive and sustainable landscapes in their facilities and they will offer suggestions attendees can take back to their landscapes and facilities to maximize sustainability.
1. Understand managers' roles and responsibilities in developing, installing and managing sustainable landscapes
2. Stay abreast of advances in key components practices of sustainable landscapes, including water conservation, integrated pest management, erosion control, and equipment specification
3. Incorporate technology advances into sustainable landscapes, including irrigation controls and turf-care equipment
4. Understand resources and tools managers can use to maximize their efforts to create sustainable landscapes
3/10/2015 10:00:00 AM
3/10/2015 10:50:00 AM
Moderator: Dave Lubach
Facility Maintenance Decisions Magazine
Manager of Landscape Services
University of Texas at Austin
Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS)
Chief of Maintenance - National Capital Parks East
National Park Service