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., 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 Three Squares Inc. 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 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 TSI's Director of Sustainable Events, Jenna Petersen has more than 6 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. Ms. 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, Ms. 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. Ms. Petersen originally hails from Seattle, Washington. She holds a BA from Chapman University in Orange County in International Business and Economics.
With experience in environmental advocacy and a familiarity with digital marketing and communications, Ali Ames carries out online marketing strategies and social media engagement activities for Three Squares Inc. Some of her responsibilities include updating various environmental media outlets about TSI events and marketing campaigns.
Before working with Three Squares Inc., Ms. Ames was involved with environmental sustainability projects focusing on recycling, reforestation, and organic gardening in Costa Rica and Paraguay. Furthermore, she helped various programs with wetlands revitalization and water pollution testing in Newport, California and Catalina Island, California.
Ms. Ames studied International and Area Studies and minored in Environmental Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Travel spot: Costa Rica
Pandora station: Weezer and The Beatles
Movie pick: Blue Valentine
Doppelganger: Ellen Page
Kate Johnstone serves as a Project Coordinator and assists the TSI Team with a variety of projects ranging from carbon footprint tracking to the design of educational materials to sustainable event coordination. Her previous experience in data analysis and presenting market trends in the business sector allows her to approach sustainability from an economic perspective.
Before working with Three Squares Inc., Ms. Johnstone worked with The Council for Watershed Health and Heal The Bay, focusing her research and fieldwork on improving the quality of our freshwater and marine resources through increased public awareness of the opportunity costs of water pollution.
Ms. Johnstone holds a B.A from Occidental College in Los Angeles in Economics and Spanish Literature Studies.
Travel spot: Lake Tahoe
Pandora station: The Rolling Stones
Movie pick: Lost in Translation
Doppelganger: Dianna Agron
Tiffany Wu serves as a Project Assistant and works on a variety of projects from sustainable event coordination to event carbon footprint analysis. She is currently attending UCLA for her Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and minor in Conservation Biology. Tiffany is interested in biodiversity research, working on a year-long biodiversity project with her professor on looking at species in various areas on the UCLA campus. She first knew that she wanted to work in the environmental industry when visiting the Amazon Rainforest in 10th grade. Since then, Tiffany has been involved in various environmental internships and organizations.
Travel spot: Taiwan and Peru
Pandora station: James Blake
Movie pick: V for Vendetta
Luna joined the 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!
Hammy was very recently introduced into the 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 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