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Why BlueSphere?

Successful sustainability strategies flow across all areas of an organization and are powered by a committed workforce.

It takes expertise and well-crafted communication to inspire and perpetuate new more regenerative ways of business.

Victoria and Laurel combine industry expertise, marketing savvy and a personable approach to make the ideal sustainability team for your organization. 

BlueSphere Vision

At BlueSphere Partners, we aim to unlock organizations' potential to positively change the world.

We help businesses with all of their sustainability needs from instilling purpose into their mission, to reducing their negative environmental and social impacts, to ESG reporting and beyond.

 

We drive sustainable business transformation while doing no unnecessary harm. At BSP, we make decisions with climate action, resource conservation and social justice top of mind.

Together with our clients, we're working to create a better future.

Victoria Charles

Victoria has an expert understanding of the latest sustainability principles and practices having literally taught the fundamentals of sustainability (and many other Environmental Science classes) at UCLA Extension. She also created the sustainability curriculum at Santa Monica College and has led sustainability efforts for a variety of private clients in the non-profit, education and government sectors. Victoria has a Masters in Sustainability Leadership and is LEED accredited.

Laurel Joe

Laurel is focused on sustainability marketing and communications. Her strength is identifying the elements of ESG efforts that will resonate best with stakeholders and inspire action. Laurel's skills in this area stem from a history of delivering high profile global marketing campaigns in the entertainment industry where she served in executive roles for The Walt Disney Company and Paramount Pictures. The later is where she had her first introduction to climate action while working on An Inconvenient Truth. Laurel has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School, certificates in Sustainability and Resource Management & Recycling, and is GRI Certified.

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Kim O'Cain

Water Specialist

Kim has over 20 years of experience leading cutting-edge water conservation and efficiency programs, policies, and outreach that have been replicated in cities across the country. Her experience covers every aspect of developing and implementing water saving projects including performing water audits for residential and commercial customers, writing and enforcing ordinances for water neutrality, green building, regenerative landscapes, and drought management, piloting innovative technologies and practices that have transformed markets, and developing water conservation master plans. Kim is also an Adjunct Professor at Santa Monica College teaching Sustainable Systems and Technology courses.

Jonathan Smithers, P.E.

Energy Management &
Carbon Auditing Specialist

Jonathan has over 30 years of hands-on energy management experience, including 20 years developing and implementing energy efficiency solutions at UCLA. He has performed energy studies, infrastructure master-planning, facilities engineering, building retro-commissioning, renewable energy analyses, and sustainability studies and planning for clients worldwide. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, LEED Accredited Professional, and certified Carbon Auditing Professional. Jonathan is passionate about helping organizations assess their carbon footprint and move toward carbon-neutrality by developing energy management programs that reduce GHG emissions and achieve significant cost savings.

Paige Miltenberger

Marketing Specialist

Paige combines creative storytelling skills honed though over 5 years of film and tv production experience with sustainability marketing and project management expertise developed while working at the US Green Building Council - Los Angeles to develop dynamic digital marketing materials. She has a Certificate in Sustainability from UCLA Extension and is an accredited LEED Green Associate who is passionate about the built environment and promoting sustainable concepts and practices. 

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BlueSphere in the Community

BlueSphere Partners believes in community empowerment because what we do matters today and for future generations to come. 

BlueSphere Values

BlueSphere believes in:

We value inclusiveness and mutual respect. We believe diverse viewpoints enliven a wider array of possibilities and create a better tomorrow. The party’s always more fun and interesting when everyone’s dancing!

We believe all organizations can and should contribute to creating a more sustainable and just economy.

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Business

as a force for Good

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Human-kindness

Today’s global economy mandates a global outlook that acknowledges our interconnectedness and considers all impacts on all stakeholders.

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Global

Vision

Change is motivated by hope: the belief that we make the future combined with climate science makes decisive action imperative. What we do today matters for tomorrow.

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Hope

BlueSphere Logo 

The BlueSphere Partners icon was designed to represent our one blue sphere, planet earth and a regenerative economy. The outer circle is marked by four points, representing the four elements: fire, water, air, earth. The center icon reflects our connection to nature and showcases the BSP initials in a shape reminiscent of leaves. The font is bold, straight-forward, and clear mirroring our aspiration to help lead the sustainable business revolution.

What's your brandmark story? We can help. 

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