M. Landman Communications & Consulting

Miriam Landman is a sustainability advisor, writer, editor, and educator. She provides practical guidance on climate stabilization and resilience, ecological land use, green operations, green living, and other sustainability strategies. Miriam founded M. Landman Communications & Consulting in 2005. She also publishes TheGreenSpotlight.com weblog.

Miriam has been writing and working in the environmental field for more than 25 years. She brings a broad set of skills, interests, and knowledge to her work. The goals of her work are to communicate and facilitate positive actions for sustainability and to make the world a better place. She is passionate about building people's awareness of effective solutions to environmental and social problems, and providing the concrete information and tools that people need to put principles into practice.

Her services include consultations and the development of written materials and online resources. Miriam helps people incorporate green practices into their daily lives, and can help communities and companies incorporate green practices into their operations. In the past, she focused on green building and her work facilitated the use of healthy, efficient, and sustainable practices in the planning, design, construction, renovation/remodeling, operation, and maintenance of homes, homesteads, buildings, developments, and communities.

Her past clients include: The Climate Center (formerly the Center for Climate Protection), Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, Environmental Defense Fund, New Leaf Community Markets, Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery, the U.S. Green Building Council's Northern California Chapter and Redwood Empire Chapter, All About Waste, Lehrer Design, Global Green USA, Partnership for Sustainable Communities, GreenBuildingAdvisor.com (BuildingGreen/Taunton Press), GreenHomeGuide.com, the David Brower Center, Enterprise Community Partners, Simon & Associates, EduTracks, Green Fusion Design Center, Industrial Economics, National Building Museum, Community Land Trust of West Marin (CLAM), Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority, Compendia, RESSAC Climate Control Technologies, Wild Sanctuary, Ecobanca, McCoppin Studios, Ewald Tajbaksh Architecture, and Healthy Home Plans.

Prior to founding M. Landman Communications & Consulting, Miriam was senior associate with Simon & Associates Green Building Consultants (which later became a part of Thornton Tomasetti), and earlier in her career she worked as a producer and reporter for public radio's Living on Earth program. She has also worked for Global Green USA, Davis Square Architects (formerly Mostue & Associates), the Resource Renewal Institute, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, and Copperfield's Books.

Miriam was a contributing author for the book Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, edited by Global Green USA (Island Press, 2007). Her articles and commentaries have been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Earth News, Natural Home magazine, Environmental Design + Construction, and Urban Land's GreenTech magazine, and on public radio's Living on Earth program, Resilience.org, and KQED.org, among other media outlets.

She offers writing, editing, proofreading, and research services to assist companies, organizations, and agencies with their publications. Entities that have featured her writing in their publications include the National Building Museum, Global Green USA, Partnership for Sustainable Communities, the City and County of San Francisco's Department of the Environment, the State of California's Integrated Waste Management Board, and the State of Massachusetts' Division of Capital Planning. (Go to the PUBLICATIONS page for a full listing along with links to Miriam's published works.)

In addition, she has presented workshops and lectures on a variety of environmental topics and has taught university classes. (See the PUBLIC SPEAKING & TEACHING EXPERIENCE page for more information.)

Miriam was a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional (v2) and as a green building consultant, she consulted on many LEED certified projects, as well as other green residential, commercial, and institutional projects. (See the GREEN BUILDING EXPERIENCE and PAST CONSULTING PROJECTS pages for more information.) She was a longtime member of the U.S. Green Building Council and was actively involved with the council's Northern California and Redwood Empire Chapters and committees.

Miriam has a master's degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University in Boston, and she received her bachelor's degree (with Honors) in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

More information on Miriam's professional experience is provided on her résumé. For information on Miriam's approach, values, and sources of inspiration, go to the APPROACH page. To see some of the praise that she has received from her clients and colleagues, go to the TESTIMONIALS page.

Some lesser-known facts about Miriam are that she is semi-fluent in Spanish; she worked as a part-time professional cellist in her late teens; she has worked (in her spare time) on a horse farm, at a goat dairy, and on an organic vegetable and berry farm; and she used to get herself around by motorcycle. While she was an urbanite throughout her twenties, since then she has mostly lived in rural areas and small- and medium-sized towns. She currently lives in Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley with her husband.