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 the President of Three Squares Inc. (TSI), a cutting edge sustainability consulting firm specializing in developing comprehensive sustainability plans for corporate entities, government agencies and academic institutions.
Most notably, Nack was contracted as the Director of Sustainability and Greening Operations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, marking the first time in DNC history where measures were taken to reduce the environmental impact of the event. The greening effort was unprecedented in scale and has evolved into an industry case study for best practices in event greening. Because of the plan's success, she led the TSI team in implementing a sustainability plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 2011, Nack was named as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and received a federal appointment to serve as a Council Member of the National Women's Business Council, a non-partisan advisory council to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. She also proudly serves as one of Vice President Al Gore's presenters for The Climate Reality Project. Nack holds a Master's in Public Policy from UCLA, where she also earned her Bachelor's degree in International Economics with a minor in Urban Planning. Nack speaks to audiences around the world about the business case for sustainability and its impact on the future of the global marketplace.
As Three Squares Inc.'s (TSI) Director of Sustainable Events, Jenna Petersen has more than 8 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
In her role as Project Manager at Three Squares Inc. (TSI), 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.
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
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 8th Annual 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
Tiffany Wu serves as a Project Assistant at Three Squares Inc. (TSI), a role in which she provides support for projects ranging from sustainable event coordination to event carbon footprint analysis. She has a background in biodiversity research and has worked on a year-long biodiversity project researching flora and fauna species on the UCLA campus. She first knew that she wanted to work in the environmental industry when visiting the Amazon Rainforest in the 10th grade. Since then, Wu has worked in the environmental departments of SoCalGas, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, and the UCLA Chancellor's Office. She holds a BS from UCLA in Environmental Science and Conservation Biology.
Travel Spot: Taiwan and Peru
Pandora Station: James Blake
Movie Pick: V for Vendetta
In his role as a Three Squares Inc. (TSI) Recycling Coordinator, Eric Barnum helps transition local businesses into Los Angeles’ landmark zero waste program, RecycLA. He works together with those businesses to increase recycling rates and reduce waste.
Previously, Barnum has worked as a web developer, chess teacher, and research assistant. He has always had a fondness for the outdoors, which led him to TSI.
He graduated with degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Movie Pick: Cool Hand Luke
Pandora Station: Lupe Fiasco
Hobbies: Skiing and Snowboarding
Marissa Mathias is a Recycling Coordinator for Three Squares Inc. (TSI). In this role, she supports RecycLA, Los Angeles’ landmark waste diversion project, by working with businesses and multifamily units to increase recycling rates and reduce waste. This pairs with her passion for green certification, office sustainability, and community engagement.
Before joining TSI, Mathias was a program coordinator for University of California’s Green Office Certification Program.
She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Pandora station: Eagles
Favorite book: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Travel Spot: Patagonia
As one of Three Square Inc.’s (TSI) Recycling Coordinators, Juan Puyat lives by the principles of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. Bringing those principles to his career, he is helping the City of Los Angeles achieve its zero waste goals by working to engage and inform the local business community about waste diversion.
Before joining the TSI team, Puyat earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geography, specializing in Environmental Sustainability, from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver’s environmentally conscious approach to city planning inspired his passion for sustainability and dedication to preserving the environment for future generations.
Puyat also holds an Associate’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Design from the College of San Mateo.
Travel Spot: Japan
Hobbies: All Sports and Outdoor Activities
Shows: The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones
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!
Shackleton holds the esteemed position of First Feline Fan. The Three Squares Inc. (TSI) team took a field trip to meet him on his adoption day and his cuddly ways won them over at first meeting.
Hammy was very recently introduced into the Three Squares Inc. (TSI) team. She is incredibly adventurous and loves gnawing on everything from carrots to paper towel rolls to her cage. Her favorite activities include running on her wheel, burrowing mountains of food in her hideout, and trying to escape her cage. At just six months old, Hammy loves to climb and say hello. She’s excited for the TSI team and supports us through her energy and spirit.
Travel spot: Anywhere Her Ball Can Roll To
Pandora station: Mozart
Movie pick: Doctor Dolittle
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
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, the 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