Values and Goals

What is good for business can also be great for the environment.

values and goals

Focus on promoting solutions that incorporate creativity, resourcefulness, efficiency, collaboration and generosity.

Food Recovery Program

Inspiring citizens and cities to address urban community food scarcity by increasing food recovery operations

Objective A: Develop and maintain food recovery opportunities for local communities

Objective B: Educate the public by providing them with clear options for their involvement and by demystifying the food recovery profit‐sharing model

Outcomes (Short Term)

 GESS staff, advisors, and stakeholders are knowledgeable about food recovery issues and best practices

Produce programs that will not only lower the amount of disposed food, but drastically increase the recovery & repurposing of that waste

Impacts (Long Term)

Multiple revenue streams are generated that facilitate long‐term stability and growth for ecosystem

Reduce the number of people living in food insecure homes by 200,000.

Increase the recovery of disposed food in our project areas by 20% over 2016 disposal rates

Clean Energy Projects

Executing on high‐impact projects to recover clean energy from troublesome waste streams

Objective A: Deploy a proven portfolio of technologies to transform landfills into clean energy production sites

Objective B: Assist communities & businesses lower their overall energy costs, meet sustainability goals, create jobs, and realize alternative revenue sources

Outcomes (Short Term)

Lead the execution of at least 1 clean energy project per year.

In partnership with other stakeholders, establish the "6X6 50 Mile Energy Challenge".

Create a functional tech deployment infrastructure and maintain engineering best practices, procedures, and standards

Impacts (Long Term)

Benefits of clean energy projects are easily identifiable.

All projects use B Corp best practices for clean energy generation

Projects will scale into fully sustainable businesses without the need of incentives.

Clean Water Infrastructure Program

Incorporating smart design and multi‐media marketing into clean water management practices

Objective A: Encourage the innovation and promotion of new‐age techniques and technologies that focus on the handling, recovery, and production of clean water

Objective B: Develop a holistic approach to water management that focuses on smaller‐scale, decentralized projects

Outcomes (Short Term)

Establish Clean Water Infrastructure Program (CWIP) to construct & maintain curbside gardens, permeable paving, and other small‐scale green infrastructure projects.

Foster better understanding of clean water issues by citizens, businesses, and governmental leaders.

Impacts (Long Term)

Include reuse of greywater, blackwater, and rainwater in non‐potable water applications such as toilets, cooling towers, and irrigation.

Increase the quantity, quality, and popularity of water fountains & gardens in schools, sports venues, entertainment zones, and parks through digital media promotion of health benefits.

Global Collaboration Platform

Deploying a communications platform that harnesses the sustaining power of a unified, engaged community based on experiential learning and innovative solutions

Objective A: Collaborate to build strategic partnerships

Objective B: Engage in effective mass communication and social media outreach to promote the work of GESS

Objective C: Research, study, and encourage advocacy for our three main goals to fulfill the corporation's mission

Outcomes (Short Term)

Increase the number of projects and educational activities that involve other benefit corps.

Nurture GESS' social media presence to become the public's go‐to source for solutions that fit into the food recovery + clean energy + clean water nexus

Participants immediately begin putting knowledge to work.

Impacts (Long Term)

Individuals, politicians, corporations, cities, states, and nations will embrace the concept of "collective impact" working together to transition the global ecosystem.

Highlight alternative options for public/private investment that are not currently present in traditional project development.