About the Founder

Daisy Carlson loves California Native plants and couldn't stop photographing and studying them so she started Root For Peace. Carlson has over 20 years of design service experience. Her work employs a full spectrum of values. These values support your bottom line, your employees and the planet. Your return on investment with this type of consulting can increase your profitability significantly while leaving a legacy you can be proud of.


SLOAN Executive Program – Stanford Graduate School of Business 
  • Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability          
Stanford Center for Social Innovation SLOAN Executive Program
  • Stanford Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders
Stanford Continuing Education
  • A Practical Guide to Creating a Sustainable Energy System with Sally M. Benson GCEP executive Director  
  • Coping with Climate Change - Life After Copenhagen with Terry Root & Steven Schnieder – Stanford Woods Institute 
  • Sustainable Design with Mark Martin, Design4X 
  • Start-Up - Understanding Venture Capital  Douglas E. Kelly, Alloy Ventures 
  • Clean Tech Entrepreneurship Andres Wydler, BPL

Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting – Certificate, UC Berkeley Extension 2009
  • Climate Change and Law AB32
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  • Greening Your Supply Chain and Life-cycle Management
  • Introduction to Sustainability Management
  • Sustainability Leadership Strategies and Paradigms
  • Environmental Management
Universita Per Stranieri di Perugia
  • International Relations and Italian ( Fluent ) 1990
University of Vermont
  • Bachelor's in Fine Art and Art History  
  • San Francisco Carbon Collaborative – Founding Initiative Planning
  • San Francisco Center For the Book  Board Member 
  • Cas Gidley Marina  – Fundraising Consultant
Curatorial Work
  • Exploding The Codex Traveling group show of non-traditional book forms from the collection of Mary Austin. 40 artists 40 book structures.
  • From Here to Eternity Group show of artists using beach plastic to create art and statement. 
  • 142 Throckmorton Theater Gallery –  Guest curator, conception, site development & show promotion.
Recent and Current Volunteer Work 

Parks Conservancy
  • Native Plant Nursery – Rodeo Beach
  • Companion project and
National Parks Service
  • Visitors Center and Point Bonita Light House Interpreter
  • Completed interpreters training, first aid, and CPR.
  • Marine Mammal Center Washed Ashore  – Merchandising, Event Planning, and Promotion.