Shawn Taylor is a crew leader and site supervisor at Landforce, helping to draw down climate emissions through land restoration, tree planting, and trail management. In addition to restoring and maintaining green spaces, Landforce is also providing meaningful employment and workforce development for new environmental management professionals who are marginalized and may have experienced incarceration. Landforce is preparing environmental stewards to feel confident and capable in careers that are helping to address climate change. Landforce crews plant trees every year around the Pittsburgh area, which helps to restore polluted lands and supports stormwater management, which helps with flooding and reducing pollution runoff before it goes into waterways. Landforce also has been personally meaningful for Shawn to find hope and guidance navigating his own path in life, and he is committed to investing in a new generation of climate leaders, to see new possibilities.
— Tuesday, March 29, 2022