Through participation in the Seaside Sustainability Consulting Program, you will work with a consulting team to guide you in the process of implementing practices to create a more sustainable community.
First, you will complete an evaluation that serves as an analysis of the institution’s systems and environment with the support of the consulting team. This evaluation is built on the Three Pillars of Sustainability; Economy, Society, and the Environment, and is rooted in the US Department of Education’s flagship recognition methodology, the Green Ribbon Institutions Award. This will allow us to determine areas of need in terms of sustainability, and guide our consulting team on the type of advice and solutions we can give.
*Seaside Sustainability is NOT obligated to DO any part of the sustainability work, but rather we are just there to provide advice and tools*
Seaside Sustainability Consulting has an array of professional services and resources that can be customized in scope and breadth to build a culture of sustainability in individual businesses, schools and their respective communities. The following are some sustainability approaches, designed to be implemented in a comprehensive manner and that can also be effectively implemented individually. We offer services the following areas:
Taking initiative to preserve and protect the marine environment
Sustainability Consulting Program
Seaside Sustainability's Sustainability Consulting Program is a comprehensive program that works on a local, regional, and national level to guide any organization in their journey to sustainability!
Our consulting team will work closely with school administrators, students, and community partners, to provide guidance on how to implement sustainable practices through different comprehensive services.
At Seaside, we believe in protecting the environment through education and action. Our goal is to encourage the development of environmentally conscious global citizens and have these actions extend outside the school into the community.
The strength of our program comes from involving the students in the sustainability efforts. We offer guidance, and your team will implement the projects. This program is hands-on, comprehensive education that will educate each participating member on what needs to be done to be sustainable.
Seaside Sustainability Consulting strives to be a premier leader in creating environmentally sustainable schools, businesses and communities by providing education, leadership and resources to make effective change towards going green.
Food & Nutrition
We will guide you on how to implement a healthier, more sustainable food system through the use of gardens, food sourcing, and waste management. You will also learn how to empower students to connect with their communities and schools on sustainable food initiatives.
Curriculum & Student Learning
Educators will be guided into incorporating sustainability into their everyday curriculum. You will also be guided in creating ideas for student involvement through clubs and extracurricular organizations.
Buildings & Grounds
You will be guided on how to implement new building fixtures/retrofits that will save energy, water, money, and increase overall human health. You will also learn how to choose the right cleaning products, sustainable office supplies, and how to create a campus garden!
Busing & Transportation
You will be guided on how to implement an efficient bussing system and sustainable transportation options for students, workers, and community partners. You will learn how to educate all parties involved and how to provide alternative modes of transportation.
Waste Reduction & Diversion
You will be guided on how to determine how much waste is produced in your facility, gain awareness on where your waste is going, and how to implement a waste reduction system to reduce your waste through various reduction and diversion strategies.
You will be guided on how to promote energy efficiency. You will learn energy consumption strategies, low-cost measures to reduce energy consumption, cost-effective investments to reduce energy consumption and much more!
Waste Conservation & Management
You will be guided on how to promote water saving strategies, including low-flow options, ways to promote reducing plastic bottle use, storm and rainwater management, and how to implement xeriscaping.