About Beth

Beth is a seasoned sustainability strategy consultant with experience in facilitating strategy, planning, development, and operations of sustainability in communities through the built environment.

Beth draws upon her experience, to support community leaders, business owners, and executives in facilitating sustainability business planning strategies from assessment to implementation. Her clients include healthcare executives, developers, small business owners and not for profit leaders. Valued as a leader, self-starter, facilitator, mentor, multi-disciplinary problem solver, project manager, relationship builder, and change agent.

Beth’s expertise provides clients with a custom experience based on a relationship of trust and transparency. She brings a systems thinking approach with a strong project management toolkit and is committed to guiding organizations towards responsible stewardship and triple bottom line benefits. She performs easily between facilitating vision and strategy to execution and follow-through. Savvy in a myriad of sustainability frameworks, Beth helps to strengthen organizations in five key areas;

  1. Discover and assess,
  2. Facilitate and engage,
  3. Strategize, plan, and implement,
  4. Train, coach and mentor,
  5. Measure and communicate.

She currently calls Madison, Wisconsin, home where she surrounds herself with clean air, quality water, black soil, natural rain cycles, and local food sources. Active in local, regional, national, and global communities, she has an insatiable appetite to help others make the change they want to see in the world. A systems thinker, always learning from nature.

Current client relationships include:

Comprehensive Sustainability Education & Advocacy Plan.  Currently authoring a comprehensive sustainability education and advocacy plan and implementation strategy to support the launch of Facey Medical Group’s flagship LEED Silver Medical Office Building in Mission Hills, CA. Occupancy scheduled for May of 2012.

Content Expertise and Research in local, state, regional, and national climate action organizations. Through a partnering with ZEBRADOG Studios, sustainability expertise was provided to support ZEBRADOG’s engagement on a successful new naming and branding identity campaign with the Wisconsin Climate Coalition Action Initiative (WCCAI).

Construction Waste Accreditation Training. Co-facilitate a training program with WasteCap Resource Solutions, a nationally recognized accredited program in construction waste recycling certified by the United States Green Building Council.

Community Service.  Member of Next Generation Consulting’s Kitchen Cabinet, Willy Street Coop’s Sustainability Committee, and the United States Green Building Council’s-Wisconsin Chapter-Green Schools K12 Committee. Advisory Board Member for Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program. First Year Community Fellow for Edgewood College’s Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate program.

A frequent author and speaker, addressing audiences nationwide including American Society of Healthcare Engineers, Wisconsin Green Building Association, University of Wisconsin Sustainability Council, University of Wisconsin-The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Interface Medical Group, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Healthcare Design, Healthcare Real Estate Insights.

Certifications and Accreditations

  • Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
  • Evidence-Based Design Accredited Professional (EDAC)
  • Certificate of Distinction: Erdman Excellence Award for Leadership in Sustainable Design
  • Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) California and Wisconsin
  • WasteCap Resource Solutions Construction Waste Recycling Accredited Professional

Sustainability strategies

Proven effective in strategic planning, facilitating, developing, and implementing programs.

Triple bottom line expertise

Help organizations experience economic,  environmental and social benefits.

Facilitating integrated project delivery

Skilled at managing diverse stakeholder groups.

LEED Administrator

Administration of projects pursuing LEED Certification goals and understanding of LEED Registration and Certification process, LEED NC, LEED Healthcare, LEED ND.

Advising and leading

Educate, coach and mentor organizational leadership to achieve goals.

Content expert

Support PR, marketing, and reporting of sustainability efforts