OUTSIDE Collab 2020OUTSIDE Collab was a one-day event, live-streamed virtually on October 22nd, 2020. Below you can watch each individual session from the event.
SHARING PERSPECTIVESDuring the Sharing Perspectives session, speakers define Sustainable Landscapes from their perspective in the industry, describe the main challenges and obstacles regarding the adoption of sustainable landscapes in Florida at a meaningful scale, share some of their successes, and explain what results they would like to see from this collaborative.
Speakers: Chris Hite, Dix Hite; Patrick Bohlen, University of Central Florida
TIMOTHEE SALLINTimothee Sallin, President of Cherrylake, welcomes attendees to the OUTSIDE: Sustainable Landscape Collaborative and shares his thoughts on sustainable landscapes in the state of Florida.
LAND DEVELOPMENTA panel of 3 leading developers share their perspectives on sustainable landscapes and sustainable development. They discuss the obstacles and objections regarding the implementation of sustainable landscapes, the potential benefits and values for the state, economy, and real estate industry, and the key metrics, incentives, or financial drivers which would have the greatest impact on shifting developer behavior.
Speakers: Brian Canin, Canin Associates, Inc.; Ernie Cox, Family Lands Remembered, LLC; Richard Levey, Levey Consulting, LLC
Moderator: Pierce Jones, University of Florida
JEFF VANDERMEERJeff VanderMeer, a Florida local for over 30 years, is an award-winning novelist known for his emphasis on environmental themes. During his keynote, Jeff shares with us his journey of rewilding his yard and the lessons he learned along the way. He speaks about going against the norm and invites us to consider nature's intentions, native plants, and ecology.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTA panel of 3 leading local government officials share their personal perspectives on sustainable landscapes. They provide the tools and information necessary for local governments to implement better standards and encourage the use of sustainable practices, the political pitfalls and opportunities of championing sustainable landscapes, and successful experiences.
Speakers: Commissioner Sean Parks, Lake County; Commissioner Bill Truex, Charlotte County; Commissioner Lee Constantine, Seminole County
Moderator: Deirdre Irwin, St. Johns River Water Management District
CLOSINGTimothee Sallin, Deirdre Irwin, and Dr. Patrick Bohlen return to close out the OUTSIDE 2020 Sustainable Landscapes Collaborative with further discussion.
Speakers: Timothee Sallin, Cherrylake; Deirdre Irwin, St. Johns River Water Management District; Patrick Bohlen, University of Central Florida