The Original "Green" Profession

As landscape designers, you are given opportunities to create beauty and help save our planet. Sustainable practices such as water harvesting, green roofs, pervious paving, and habitat restoration and preservations are all responsibilities of those who design.

Schoolyard ecosystems and outdoor classrooms give the next generation a chance to understand how natural systems are linked. Students in the landscape design concentration have created many master plans for such projects and have come to understand the value of responsible design.

Species diversity is directly affected by what we plant and perhaps more importantly by what we preserve. It is often up to the landscape designer or landscape architect to take the lead when it comes to making these key decisions.