Prosper Sustainably is particularly capable of serving Native American communities. Prior to founding Prosper Sustainably, Principal Consultant Joshua Simmons was Environmental Director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. From 2007 to 2014 Josh grew the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) from 1 to 15+ employees, from 2 to 20+ programs, and from a $100,000 to $1,000,000 annual budget primarily through external funding sources including grants and fee-based services. As a result, the Santa Ynez Chumash became a nationwide leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Prosper Sustainably is now helping other tribes achieve similar success.
Prosper Sustainably offers a wide range of consulting and legal services to meet the environmental and sustainability needs of tribal communities and organizations, including:
- Grant Writing & Grants Management
- Draft Tribal Environmental Codes
- Developing and Implementing an EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan (ETEP)
- Renewable Energy Assessments & Planning
- Program Planning & Project Management
- Preparing Environmental/Resource Management Plans
- Green Buildings/Operations Evaluations & Plans
- Feasibility Studies and Business Planning
- Classroom and Webinar Workshops and Trainings
Prosper Sustainably also provides a variety of free online trainings and resources to help tribes with their environmental and sustainability efforts. To be notified when new resources and training opportunities are posted, please subscribe to our email list on the homepage. Interested professionals are also invited to join the Tribal Environmental & Sustainability Professionals LinkedIn group (click here to learn more).
With several years of experience working directly for tribes on a broad range of issues/opportunities, we know there are few environmental and sustainability consultants that understand the unique needs and circumstances of tribal communities. Even fewer also have the extensive environmental and sustainability expertise and capabilities of Prosper Sustainably. As a result, we believe that Prosper is an excellent choice for tribes that want to enhance the value of environmental and sustainability efforts to benefit their communities.