November CMM- Sustainability
As project managers, we need to influence the future of our planet and the projects that get funding from clients. Our planet has become reliant on using cars and this had hampered our health and wellness as a species. We are sitting for 8-10 hours a day and we are living lifestyles that are unsustainable to living a long and healthy life as well as negatively affecting the environment. Project managers hold the future in our hands and we need to make the right decisions to support these sustainable projects in order to secure a healthier lifestyle option for the future generations. This presentation will show examples of projects in the Kansas City Area that are representative of sustainable design, how to secure funding through grant programs and environmental initiatives, unique ideas for providing services that could improve conditions while also benefiting the tax payers health and wellness.
1. You will learn about alternative methods of transportation and the benefits of those options.
2. You will learn about different types of green infrastructure and the impacts of those options.
3. You will learn that you can save the tax payer dollars by utilizing grant programs
Bio: Garrett is a Transportation Project Manager with Garver Engineers with many years of experience with Civil Engineering and transportation design. Garrett has experience working on roadways, bridge replacements, and traffic control systems in the Midwest region. He focuses his efforts on connecting communities utilizing sustainable practices and methods including protected bike lanes to separate motor vehicles and bicycle traffic or road diets to better utilize spaces to include more green space. Throughout his career he has evolved his ideas of how the public spaces should be better utilized not only to benefit the health and wellness of communities but also to benefit the environment. He has seen the need for the use of alternative methods of transportation, green infrastructure, and saving tax dollar money.
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