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Online Learning Opportunities

Online Learning Opportunity

Please join us as we continue the 2019 Online Learning series with the following presentation, hosted by the Sustainable Design & Development Professional Practice Network (PPN):

West Laurel Hill’s Nature’s Sanctuary: A Green Path to Perpetual Care

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

ASLA Member: $40
Associate ASLA Member: $30
Student ASLA: $20
Nonmember: $165


Learn about the innovative strategies implemented to transform a former cemetery dumpsite into a natural burial cemetery. The project design team used a fresh design approach which is in stark contrast to traditional industry standards for burial and perpetual care. In 2018, this new cemetery site was the first cemetery to receive SITES certification and only the 8th in the country to receive SITES Gold certification. Get an in-depth look at individual SITES v2 pre-requisites and credits attained by the project, and learn about the certification process and working with GBCI.

Learning objectives

  1. Participants will learn about the green burial process, how it differs from traditional burial, and the environmental impacts of a green burial.
  2. Identify the pre-requisites necessary for SITES certification.
  3. Participants will learn about the design elements implemented to achieve SITES certification, and how other projects may potentially follow the green design criteria necessary to achieve SITES certification.
  4. Identify projects that are suitable for SITES Certification


  • Adam A. Supplee, RLA, AICP, ASLA, LEED AP, Landscape Architect / Planner, Alta Planning + Design (Lead Presenter)
  • Liam Cleary, Associate ASLA, Senior Designer, Alta Planning + Design
  • Nancy A. Goldenberg, President and CEO, West Laurel Hill Cemetery & Funeral Home, Laurel Hill Cemetery


Recorded Presentations:

Learn at your own pace through ASLA’s recordings of past presentations, including a selection of education sessions from recent ASLA annual meetings. More than 100 Recorded Presentations are available for on-demand viewing. Once on the registration page, sign in with your ASLA member ID and password to receive the member discount.

Note: the live presentation above will be available as a recorded presentation within 5-7 business days after the live event.

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