Three Squares Inc.® (TSI) is an environmental consulting firm which designs sustainability into the internal and external DNA of organizations.
A global leader in green event production and the first firm in the U.S. to earn ISO 20121 compliance, TSI maintains the highest standards of environmental integrity across each of its projects.
Our sister company - One Drop Interactive is a cloud-based employee engagement and sustainability education platform which delivers decades of TSI's applied sustainability strategy to a corporate manager's fingertips.
TSI is a certified Santa Monica Green Business, WBE and SBE. CalEPA Climate Leader 2011 | Business of the Year 2012 | Environmental Conservator of the Year 2013.
"Smart companies now treat sustainability as innovation's new frontier."
- Harvard Business Review
We at Three Squares Inc. believe in designing strategies that ensure sustainable growth and communicate a strong commitment to social responsibility.
At the heart of TSI is a desire to create a work environment where diversity is valued, quality of life is enhanced, and personal growth is encouraged. We carry our mission of creating sustainable solutions for our clients through to our day-to-day lives. Creating an atmosphere of partnership and collaboration is of the utmost importance as we cannot create balanced solutions if we are not in balance as a team.
For many of our team members, social responsibility extends beyond the office. Most members are actively involved in serving on various boards and volunteering with community groups focused on environmental, social and political issues.
Helping you incorporate an environmental bottom line.
Our sustainability consulting practice helps government agencies, corporations and nonprofits navigate the "green noise" and implement systems to actively reduce their environmental impact. Many companies want to make positive changes and simply don't know how to take the first step.
Our phased approach includes:
Jaime Nack is one of the nation’s most prominent environmental experts and has advised many Fortune 500 companies, cities, and large-scale events. Most notably, Nack served as the Director of Sustainability and Greening Operations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, marking the first time in history where measures were taken to reduce the environmental impact of the event on the host city. The greening effort was unprecedented in scale and evolved into an industry case study for best practices in event greening, influencing the creation of event industry standards, like ISO 20121. Nack went on to implement sustainability plans for the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions. Nack led TSI’s efforts to become the first firm in the U.S. to earn certification to ISO 20121. In 2018, Nack served as the Director of Sustainability for the Global Climate Action Summit - co-chaired by CA Governor Jerry Brown, Michael Bloomberg, UNFCCC's Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, and Anand Mahindra.
Nack was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She was appointed under the Obama administration to serve on the National Women’s Business Council, an advisory council to the President, Congress and the SBA on economic issues of importance to women business owners. Nack was named the "Environmental Conservator of the Year" by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Nack speaks to audiences around the world about the business case for sustainability and its impact on the future of the global marketplace. She proudly serves as one of Vice President Al Gore’s presenters for The Climate Reality Project.
She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from UCLA, where she also earned her Bachelor’s in International Economics, with a specialization in Latin America. She has also completed executive education courses at Yale, Harvard, and Oxford.
Travel Spot: Punta Ballena, Uruguay
Pandora Station: Snatam Kaur
Movie Pick: "Talk to Her" by Pedro Almodóvar
Doppelganger: Jennifer Connelly
Wiki: Jaime Nack on Wikipedia
Ty Colman combines his engineering and management background to advise clients on resource management strategies that yield economic and environmental savings. Most recently, Ty led a project for some of the most prolific global IT companies to develop and implement Science-Based Targets across their value chain. This work paired in-depth technical analysis with purpose-built software to enable these companies to improve engagement with their suppliers and transform the emissions performance of the industry to be in line with the Paris Agreement. In 2006, Colman co-founded POINT380, where he worked with a number of pioneering organizations, including IKEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Williams-Sonoma, and the City of Boulder. He has worked on projects in process efficiency and improvement, strategic planning, carbon tracking and reporting, product design, and material selection. Over the past 15 years, his work has spanned a variety of industries, including consumer products, utilities, municipalities, renewable energy, mining, printing and publishing, finance, and green building.
He holds a Master of Engineering Management from the Colorado School of Mines, where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and Material Engineering.
Movie pick: The Usual Suspects
Food pick: Ahi Poke
Favorite destination: Venice, Italy (in December)
Streaming station: Mandolin Orange
Jenna Petersen has more than 10 years of experience leading large-scale event production efforts across the globe and implementing comprehensive sustainability initiatives for clients including Hewlett Packard, Comedy Central, South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, and Southern California Edison. Petersen was a founding team member behind the inaugural Women In Green Forum in 2010, which has grown to become the largest international conference for women in the environmental industry. Prior to joining TSI, Petersen held a position at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan non-profit in Washington D.C. Working in the Europe Department, she conducted research and analysis on transatlantic issues related to energy policy and the development of renewable technology.
Petersen originally hails from Seattle, Washington. She holds a BA from Chapman University in Orange County in International Business and Economics.
As TSI's star athlete, she has completed the following races:
2017 Java Jog (Placed 1st female)
2017 Run to Remember LA Half Marathon (Placed 1st in her division, 3rd female)
2016 Boston Marathon
2015 San Francisco Marathon
Ali Ames is responsible for organizing all of the core details related to ensuring clients’ projects are rolled out on time, on budget, and on target. She develops staffing assignments, project timelines, and serves as the main client liaison for projects ranging from climate change conferences to electric vehicle station networks to waste diversion campaigns. She has worked closely with clients including the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, and the Specialty Coffee Association.
She also leads the planning efforts for the Women In Green Forum, an annual event that brings together the world’s most influential environmental trailblazers for showcase women’s leadership in the field.
Before joining TSI, Ames held positions in the White House serving in the Office of the Vice President and at Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project. She holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis in International and Area Studies with a Concentration in Sustainable Development.
Travel Spot: Palau
Favorite Food: Spaghetti with Parmesan Cheese
Movie Pick: Zoolander
Miranda Goss realized at an early age that human consumption and pollution were hurting the environment. Ever since coming to this realization, she has been taking steps to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, including switching to bar shampoo, making her own mascara, and utilizing “paperless” towels. Goss brings her passion for sustainability to her role at TSI, where she supports work ranging from partnership development to community outreach to carbon accounting.
Before working with TSI, Goss completed a research project for the National Science Foundation that used geospatial technology to map a bay surrounding Catalina Island, led an initiative at Chapman University that showed students how to take on and track daily sustainability actions, and helped facilitate monthly cleanups of Huntington State Beach as an intern with Orange County Coastkeeper.
She holds a BS from Chapman University in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics and a minor in Environmental Studies.
Travel Spot: San Francisco
Favorite Food: Macaroni & Cheese
Movie Pick: Like Crazy
With a passion for the environment and creating real change for our planet, Sydney Weiss joined the Three Squares Inc. (TSI) team to focus on program development for TSI's flagship event, the Women In Green Forum. She leads the efforts to increase outreach about the Forum to environmental organizations and developed a plan to expand the Youth Leadership Mentorship Program.
Before working with TSI, Weiss worked on a range of environmental projects focusing on climate change activism. While in law school, she worked with Live Earth: Road to Paris as a legal extern, a role in which she assisted with strategic planning and campaign efforts to raise awareness about climate change through entertainment. Since then, Weiss has worked with a number of other environmental organizations to develop creative strategies for enhancing outreach on issues such as healthy soil regeneration, composting, and automobile recycling. She was part of the launch for Kiss The Ground’s campaign, The Compost Story, where she supported the strategy and outreach team.
She holds a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a BA from the University of Southern California in Social Sciences.
Travel Spot: New York City
Pandora Station: Broadway All-Stars
Movie Pick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Vergne has a passion for the environment and animals (especially sloths), and actively tries to mitigate her environmental footprint by adopting zero waste habits. She hopes that her sustainability efforts will inspire others to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle so future generations can enjoy the same natural wonders that she has.
As a graduating senior at UCLA majoring in Economics and Environmental Sciences, Vergne aspires to use her skills and knowledge to assess environmental problems around the globe and find the policies and strategies to solve them. She is passionate about applying sustainable principles to all types of operations and has successfully created UCLA’s first environmental consulting club, Clean Consulting.
Travel Spot: Tulum, Mexico
Favorite Food: Sushi or Pizza
Movie (Series) Pick: Planet Earth
Hobbies: Photoshop Editing, Skiing, Surfing
Ivan Fedorowich leads TSI’s creative projects from concept to final production. With a keen understanding of design for impact and ability to quickly pick up on organizational design styles, he knows how to meet or exceed clients’ expectations while maintaining artistic integrity and meeting strict deadlines.
Fedorowich has created brand identities, logos, marketing materials, and informational designs for a wide range of clients, including the Honda Green Conference North America, the Honda Marine Science Foundation, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Travel Spot: Staycations!
Favorite Artists: Epic Soundtrack, Kerry Muzzey
Favorite Food: Smoked Salmon with Capers & Cream Cheese on Romaine Lettuce
Movie Pick: Sense and Sensibility or Emma (with my sweety)
Hobbies: 3D Art (just dabble a bit), LEGO
Luna joined the Three Squares Inc. (TSI) team in June of 2013 and has actively participated in every staff meeting since then. Luna brings a positive attitude and wagging tail to the office daily. Her dedication knows no bounds. As a rescue pup (Perfect Pet Rescue), Luna demonstrates a true appreciation for her new family at the office and at home. In her spare time, she actively promotes and lobbies for other rescue pups hoping that they too can find their forever homes!
Travel spot: Rosie's Dog Beach
Pandora station: Shakira
Movie pick: Lady and the Tramp
Doppelganger: Sorry, she is one-of-a-kind!
With his silky coat and piercing yellow eyes, Klaus graces the TSI office with elegance and class. Before falling in a fountain to gain the attention of his future family, Klaus spent his early months in the hills of Malibu at Mary Dee’s infamous rescue ranch.
Klaus enjoys chattering with the birds and has become a renowned connoisseur of (sustainably-sourced) tuna. A true extrovert, Klaus hasn’t met a human, chihuahua, or fellow feline he doesn’t like!
The (great) Gatsby has been a member of the Three Squares Inc. (TSI) team since September of 2012. Originally hailing from St. Louis but having spent half his life in Washington D.C., he brings both Midwestern charm and a no nonsense attitude to the office. At home, Gatsby enjoys helping foster dogs adjust to life outside the shelter. His other hobbies include playing tag, jumping on his humans, and pushing random items off counters.
Travel spot: Aoshima Island, Japan (aka ‘Cat Island’)
Pandora station: Cat Stevens
Movie pick: The Aristocats
Doppelganger: Leonardo DiCatrio
Well...really it’s “Twinkle Toes” because of a few of her cute little white nails. Twinkle is a part of the TSI family and is beloved by us all. This Boston-Pug was rigorously sought out by Ivan Fedorowich’s amazing wife for their family, and she fits perfectly. She’s the consummate “ever-puppy”, wiggling her pointy little tail at every meeting of new people. Then she meets you again...and you’re still new people. That’s why we love her...and because she loves belly rubs.
Travel Spot: Grandma & Grandpa’s (they spoil her)
Movie Pick: Open Season - “yeah...nein”
Hobbies: Digging for Chipmunks
The Three Squares Inc. (TSI) team adopted Cinta through the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, an Indonesian non-profit dedicated to the conservation of the Bornean orangutan and its habitat.
Cinta was rescued from an area that had been cleared by an oil palm company. When found, she was apparently motherless, screaming, and shivering.
When she arrived at her rehabilitation facility, she was greeted by a special guest - former President of Indonesia, Megawati Soekarnoputri. The former President named the new baby Cinta, which means 'love' in Indonesian, a fitting name given that her rescue took place on Valentine's Day