Keynote with Dan Egan, New York Times best-selling author
Dan Egan is an accomplished New York Times best-selling author and esteemed environmental journalist. Renowned for his insightful works, he has penned notable books such as "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes," which received critical acclaim. His most recent publication, "The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance," was released in 2023, further establishing his expertise in the field.
Egan's exceptional contributions to journalism have garnered recognition, including being twice named a finalist for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. His dedication to his craft has also been acknowledged through numerous accolades, such as the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, the John B. Oakes Award, the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.
Educated at the University of Michigan and the Columbia School of Journalism, Egan possesses a strong foundation in both academia and practical experience. His academic achievements and commitment to journalistic integrity serve as a testament to his expertise and passion for explanatory science and environmental journalism.
Sharing Perspectives: Public Sector
Explore the crucial role of government and water management districts in encouraging and advocating for sustainable landscaping practices at a meaningful scale. Engage in insightful discussions on the next steps for advancing sustainable landscape policies and principles and gain valuable insights on water supply and quality issues impacting communities today. Learn about the tools and information that local governments require to implement better standards and foster the use of sustainable landscape practices. Explore the political dynamics surrounding the championing of sustainable landscapes, including potential pitfalls and opportunities.
Richard Levey, Mike Register, Todd Swingle, Amy Lockhart
Sharing Perspectives: Private Sector
Gain valuable insights from prominent land developers in Florida as they share their approach to embracing sustainable landscaping practices. Discover what motivates these industry leaders to adopt sustainable measures and how far they are willing to push the boundaries. Join us as they discuss their reasons for embracing sustainability and offer their perspectives on further advancements within the field.
Timothee Sallin, Ernie Cox, Greg Jones, Mark Yahn