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Verdant Community Consulting 2021

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Verdant Community Consulting
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Verdant Community Consulting LLC, a woman-owned business, was established in 2021 in the New York Metropolitan Area to provide consulting services with expertise in instruction and capacity building, social and environmental research, and community engagement in community planning and conservation initiatives.
Contact Person: 
Jessica Miller
Founder and President
Business Location: 
United States
37° 5' 24.864" N, 95° 42' 46.4076" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Management and Leadership
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
Purchase hosting services from an energy efficient provider, use as little paper as possible by using digital signatures/agreements.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Environmental and planning initiatives are never straightforward, and often include several stages of development, community input and revisions before the plan comes to fruition. Verdant Community Consulting provides guidance in some of the following areas: Developing community engagement and outreach plans, assessments, and addressing public concerns in plans Capacity building, instructional services and consultations, workshop development Organizational program and project planning Designing and managing policy related, spatial, social, and environmental research Data analysis for social, spatial, and environmental data, data visualization, research methodology and data assessment development Proposal writing, grant writing, communication and reporting requirement writing, technical writing, editing Social media and engagement strategy development Event planning, development, and facilitation
Management & Leadership Other
Description of Action: 
Jessica Miller, President and Founder of Verdant Community Consulting, has a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences. I have almost two decades of experience in environmental and sustainability communication and planning, community engagement, and research in higher education, non-profit, government, and consulting settings. I am a trained geographer and an interdisciplinary and mixed-method (qualitative and quantitative data analysis) researcher. My research focuses on human-environmental interactions, including environment displacement and climate adaptation, environmental health and environmental justice, environmental perception and risk, environmental communication, community decision making and urban and environmental planning processes and policies. I am also experienced in spatial data analysis, instructional and institutional data analysis and planning, capacity building through program analysis and education, and program design.
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
I no longer use paper at my business.
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Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
All waste from my business is appropriately recycled when possible. This includes paper, e-waste, and other recyclable materials in use.
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Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
I use a hosting service for my website that returns 300% of energy used to host my website with green energy purchases. KWh saved are for Green Geeks as a whole, as it is impossible to know how much is saved for one website.
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Certification Programs
NJ River-Friendly Certification
Description of Action: 
I applied for this certification in September, 2021.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
I am working with the Friends of Clark's Pond to create interpretive signs for this small nature preserve in Bloomfield, NJ.
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
I recently became part of the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference in the Trail Chair (voluntary) role, where I work with both voluntary and non-voluntary NYNJTC Coordinators and Trail Supervisors to build a positive future for all the trails and volunteers. I also support a team of Trail Supervisors in the North New Jersey region (which includes Norvin Green State Forest, Long Pond Ironworks State Park, Tranquility Ridge County Park, Ramapo Mountain State Park, and Ringwood State Park) to maintain and improve local trails to ensure the public has a safe and positive experience on the trails.
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Member Since: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021