LAF Fellow for Innovation and Leadership

CMG is proud to announce Senior Associate Pamela Conrad is selected for the 2018-2019 Landscape Architecture Foundation Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. The year-long program allows recipients to develop ideas that have the potential to create positive and profound change in the profession, environment, and humanity. 

Pamela is developing a Landscape Carbon Calculator as a tool to understand and reduce our carbon footprint. To date, no publicly available carbon calculator for landscape architecture exists. As landscape projects contain trees and plants, they possess the power to sequester carbon. Pamela asks the questions, “Can landscape architects do better than carbon neutral? Can we instead strive beyond neutrality to do ‘net good’ and contribute to the fight against global warming?” To accomplish that, Pamela believes we must understand how to measure our contributions. With a carbon calculator specifically designed for landscape architecture, we can actively set goals for ourselves as a profession to combat climate change.