Project: Democratic National Convention (2008, 2012, 2016)
Role: Sustainable Event Strategy and Implementation
The 2008, 2012, and 2016 Democratic National Conventions took place in Denver, Colorado, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, respectively. The conventions brought together delegates, members of the press, and guests.
TSI managed the sustainability plan for the conventions, which included comprehensive stadium waste diversion plans with 3-bin Eco Stations and a trained Green Team volunteer corps.
Project: Religions for the Earth Conference
Role: Event Sustainability (ISO 20121 and APEX/ASTM)
At the Religions for the Earth conference, held from September 19-21, 2014, at Union Theological Seminary, over 200 world religious leaders convened to discuss the moral and spiritual imperative of responding to the ecological crisis. Often speaking across faith and geographic lines, participants mined their own traditions for earth-honoring resources and explored ongoing efforts to fight climate change and environmental degradation. Timed to coincide with the UN’s summit on climate change and the People’s Climate March, spiritual leaders connected the devastation in the global South with the economic paradigm of the global North, identifying a sickness both spiritual and material.
Along with the conference, a multi-faith service held on September 21 brought together thousands of people at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Speeches and reflections by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Al Gore, Rev. James Forbes, and Vandana Shiva, among others, called the congregation to commit to climate action.
More info: centerforearthethics.org
Project: Inception Movie Premiere
Role: Event Sustainability Management
Warner Bros. presented the premiere of the movie Inception at the historic Mann's Chinese Theatre with the tented gala affair at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California. Given Leonardo DiCaprio's passion for environmental causes, the event required utmost attention to detail and served as an example of successful sustainability planning. Additionally, the gala affair raised funds for Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection.
TSI designed and implemented the event's sustainability plan which brought compost and recycling collection to the Mann's Chinese Theatre for the first time since opening in 1922.
Role: Cleantech Business Development and Marketing Strategy
Quantya SA was formed in Switzerland with a mission of creating a line of high-performance, fun and efficient electric motorcycles and scooters for today's environmental conscious individual. "Swiss Electric Movement" is the result of eco-conscious motorcycle enthusiasts who started the development and distribution of zero-emission high performance electric motorcycles.
TSI worked with the team at Quantya USA to bring the massive success of the Quantya electric motorcycles to the US market. The scope centered around developing the business and marketing strategy to enter the US electric motorcycle market.
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More info: www.quantya.us
Project: Specialty Coffee Association of America
Role: Sustainable Event Policy and Implementation (ISO 20121 and APEX/ASTM)
As an organization, the Specialty Coffee Association of America has always understood the importance of sustainability in everything they do. As part of a dedicated effort to make environmentally beneficial changes to their annual Exposition, SCAA selected TSI to develop a Sustainable Events Policy. To assist SCAA in the beginning stages of plan development, TSI hosted a Visioning Session at the SCAA corporate offices in Long Beach. This one-day session was key in producing fundamental themes for the organization’s sustainability goals. Based on the results of the visioning session, TSI composed a final Sustainable Events Policy for SCAA. This policy was developed in accordance with APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards and ISO 20121:2012 Events Sustainability Management Systems.
More info: www.scaa.org
Project: Sustainable Meetings Conference
Role: Sustainable Event Production and Management (ISO 20121 and APEX/ASTM)
The Green Meeting Industry Council, an international industry association for sustainable event professionals, selected TSI to produce their annual conference entitled the "Sustainable Meetings Conference" for two years in a row. In accordance with APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards, TSI has also managed the sustainability measures for the event and developed an industry case study on best practices for event sustainability. TSI worked closely with the planning committee to develop the concept and program for a conference focused on educating attendees about the new APEX/ASTM green meeting standards. TSI's design team created the conference web site, online marketing strategy and worked with developers on a custom iPad and mobile application for attendees.
More info: www.gmicglobal.org
Project: Rally to Restore Sanity
Role: Event Sustainability Management (ISO 20121)
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was a gathering that took place on October 30, 2010 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. The rally was led by Jon Stewart, host of the satirical news program The Daily Show, and Stephen Colbert, in-character as a conservative political pundit.
TSI implemented a comprehensive event sustainability plan for the production which addressed waste, energy, materials, transportation, water, and stakeholder education. The Green Team effort involved recruiting and training local volunteers to main the 3-bin "Eco Stations" to help educate attendees on recycling, composting and waste diversion.
The public transit plan also succeeded to the extent that the event set a public record for the most public transit rides on a Saturday in Washington D.C.
More info: wiki page
To view the Rally: video
Project: 24 Hours of Reality
Role: Climate Change Expert Presentation
Presented by former Vice President Al Gore's The Climate Reality Project, 24 Hours of Reality is a live global event covering the climate crisis in every region of the world. On this day of action, we stand up together and demand real solutions to the greatest challenge of our time. Over the course of this multi-media event, world leaders, scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes discuss the shared challenges facing our planet caused by carbon pollution and point the way toward a better tomorrow.
It’s a day when climate change becomes a personal priority for people everywhere and when audiences become activists. When the world comes together and embraces the reality that there is no challenge we cannot overcome.
Jaime Nack, Founder and President of TSI, served as an expert presenter on two sessions during the 24 hour broadcast which reached over 16 million viewers.
More info: 24hoursofreality.org
Project: Sustainable Brands
Role: Sustainable Event Management (ISO 20121)
TSI served as the Sustainable Event Certification Partner for the 2013 Sustainable Brands Conference held at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, CA. In this role, TSI worked with Sustainable Brands to develop a Sustainable Event Management Policy and conduct a sustainability audit of the 2013 Conference. This involved a comprehensive review of all event management practices, partners and vendors and reporting on event sustainability efforts in accordance with the ISO 20121 standard.
Project: Women In Green Forum
Role: Event Production and Event Sustainability (ISO 20121 and APEX/ASTM)
IMEX AWARD WINNER - GREEN MEETING AWARD 2013
presented in Frankfurt, Germany (global green event award)
The Women In Green Forum is TSI's flagship conference series. The goal of the Forum is to highlight women's impact on the environmental arena and provide opportunities for women to learn about careers in sustainability. The annual Forum combines general sessions, interactive workshops, an expo, and more. Featured speakers have included White House Cabinet Members (US EPA Secretary), Fortune 500 Sustainability Officers, CEOs of cleantech companies, policy makers, community leaders and youth leaders.
More Info: womeningreenforum.com
Facebook: Women In Green Forum Page
LinkedIn Group: Women In Green Forum
Instagram: Women In Green Forum
Project: Global Green PreOscar Party
Role: Event Sustainability Management
Global Green USA's Annual Pre-Oscar® Party is THE green event of Oscar Week. Over 700 guests including celebrities, eco-luminaries, environmental companies, political leadership and headline press from around the world gather to celebrate sustainable solutions and hear the latest green messages from some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
The evening culminates an intimate dinner, followed by live musical performances by headline performing talent, including top DJ's who spin the night away.
TSI managed the event sustainability plan including a comprehensive waste diversion system (compost, recycling, landfill stations), sustainable sourcing policy, and oversight of production and set materials.
More info: globalgreen.org and #GreenPreOscar on Twitter
Project: Cleantech Open Global Forum
Role: Event Planning and Sustainability Management
The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization that runs the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups. Our mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Since the founding in 2005 by leaders in Silicon Valley and Boston, the organization has established itself as the leading force for accelerating clean technology entrepreneurs.
TSI managed the design and production of the 2015 Cleantech Open Global Forum - the annual conference which involves the final competition of the winning teams from all of the competitions across the globe and a gala dinner affair. TSI also implemented a comprehensive event sustainability plan for the venues in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
More info: 2015 Global Forum
Project: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator's GloSho
Role: Event Planning, Management and Sustainability
GLOSHO is the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator's (LACI’s) Cleantech Global Showcase — an annual summit held in downtown Los Angeles. GLOSHO offers the opportunity for cleantech thought leaders and stakeholders from around the world to meet and exchange ideas, facilitate trade and investment, celebrate entrepreneurship, and further innovation.
TSI produced the inaugural GLOSHO conference in 2013 which attracted over 450 attendees to the JW Marriott at LA Live in Downtown LA. Due to the event's success, TSI produced the 2nd and 3rd annual events while increasing attendance, sponsorship support and media attention.
More info: glosho.la
Project: PEV Fast Charger Network
Role: Partnership Development, Grant Writing and Community Education/Outreach
Working alongside the South Coast Air Quality Management District, TSI managed the effort to build out a Southern California Fast Charging Electric Vehicle Network (DCFC Charging Stations). TSI was responsible for coordinating project partnership support and developing successful grant applications for the California Energy Commission's alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure programs to secure more than $1 million of financial support for the network of 28 fast charging stations.
More info: www.socalfast.com
Project: Riverside Restorative Growthprint
Role: Economic Development Strategy, Stakeholder Relations and Community Outreach
The Riverside Restorative Growthprint (RRG) combines two plans: the Economic Prosperity Action Plan (RRG-EPAP) and the Climate Action Plan (RRG-CAP), which work in conjunction to spur entrepreneurship and smart growth while advancing the City of Riverside’s GHG emission reduction goals. The adoption of the RRG will result in actions to reduce GHG emissions that align with the City’s planning priorities and its vision of a future “green” economy based on sustainable businesses. The RRG-EPAP identifies the measures and strategies in the RRG-CAP with the greatest potential to drive local economic prosperity through clean-tech investment, entrepreneurship, and expansion of local green businesses.
TSI partnered with ESA and National CORE to develop a comprehensive plan to map out the City of Riverside's Climate Action Plan and tie GHG emission reduction efforts to economic development activities. TSI served as the project lead for the RRG-EPAP and conducted stakeholder outreach and engagement to ensure that the plan included feedback from various groups within the city limits and conducted an online crowdsourcing campaign to pull ideas from across the globe. This unique approach allowed Riverside to capture the best and most innovative ideas and roll them into a roadmap for future economic growth tied to environmental targets.
More info: www.riversideca.gov/planning/rrg/