Introduction: What to Know Before You Go!
Make Your Voice Heard in D.C.
Communities across our nation are experiencing the devastating impacts of global climate change, including more frequent and severe weather events and other natural disasters. Coastal communities and under-served communities continue to be the most vulnerable to the destructive impacts of these events. Landscape architects—who lead in the stewardship of our natural environments and excel at community engagement—have the education, training, skills, and experience to assist all communities in recovery efforts following natural or human-caused disasters, and to help make communities more resilient to future events.
Now is the time for landscape architects to educate policy makers on how the profession is creating resilient solutions for every community. From using natural materials to address shoreline erosion and flooding, to designing green infrastructure projects to address stormwater management, to ensuring environmental justice and safety for all communities, landscape architects are on the frontlines providing critical community services.
Members of Congress want to hear from experts like you.
When landscape architects visit Capitol Hill, they will make a difference – and this course will show you how! Each section includes a four to five minute video, as well as optional readings and other resources. Get ready to go forth and advocate!
About Your InstructorStephanie Vance is a 25-year "veteran" of Washington, DC. She's worked as a Congressional Chief of Staff, Lobbyist and Grassroots Consultant. Here she shares insights on the importance of citizen advocacy.