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These values drive everything we do. They are key to building credibility with diverse stakeholders and designing systems that truly work.

About

With more than 40 years of combined experience in designing roadmaps and facilitating change in communities and businesses, Warm Springs Consulting guides communities to greater resilience and businesses to higher profitability.

Our diverse body of work covers sustainability strategy, economic feasibility studies, electrification analysis, greenhouse-gas auditing, human-centered design solutions, climate resilience strategies, scenario planning, energy and waste planning, technology planning and deployment, communications, stakeholder engagement, and organizational training.

The sectors and industries we work with include government, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, energy, defense, transportation, technology and waste.

"It’s not sustainable unless it’s profitable and regenerative."

Our Services

Public Engagement

Strategic Planning

Sustainability Consulting

Featured Projects

Davey Tree

The Challenge: As Davey Tree advances, how do their employees and employee owners fully embody a commitment to provide innovative, interdisciplinary, long-term sustainability solutions? Developing ...

Southern Idaho Solid Waste

Southern Idaho Solid Waste - Seven-County Waste Characterization Analysis WSC supported seven counties in southern Idaho by conducting a solid waste audit at Milner Butte landfill. The audit was conducted ...

Sun Valley Community School

Sun Valley Community School (in partnership with Sprout Energy) Energy Treasure Hunt - This energy audit and energy savings analysis engaged students, teachers, facility managers in hunting for energy ...

Integra Resources

Integra Resources Corp. sought guidance in evaluating and choosing an ESG reporting framework, as well as developing a roadmap to support the integration of sustainable and regenerative systems into the ...

Idaho CleanTech Alliance

The Idaho Chapter of the CleanTech Alliance (Idaho CTA) Warm Springs Consulting and a group of clean tech leaders in Idaho have formally formed the Idaho Chapter of the CleanTech Alliance to shed light ...

Perpetua Resources

Warm Springs Consulting and Sprout Energy was hired in 2019 to develop a Sustainability Roadmap to guide Perpetua Resources to higher environmental performance, lower energy costs, and better community ...

Idaho Smart Energy Initiative

  Governments entities, businesses, and non-profit leaders have come together with goal to position Idaho as a clean energy leader, paving the way for a prosperous, secure, and healthy future. ...

Sustainability Strategy & Roadmap: Healthcare

The Challenge St. Luke’s aim was to create a vision and plan to establish system-wide policies and changes to implement sustainability practices. The organization sought to grow its sustainability program ...

Blaine County Climate Resilience Strategies

The Challenge Warm Springs Consulting was hired by Blaine County, alongside the Sun Valley Institute (SVI), to support current efforts to build lasting prosperity and quality of life in the Wood River ...

Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate

  The Challenge Warm Springs Consulting was hired in April 2017 to coordinate Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate, a first of its kind, two-day summit to explore market-based solutions ...

Safe Routes to School Toolkits

  The Challenge The Safe Routes To School Partnership via San Francisco Department of the Environment hired WSC partner Amber Bieg and her team to develop 'toolkits' that would encourage parents ...

Urban Forest Map and Ecosystem Calculator

The Challenge WSC partner Amber Bieg and her team invented, designed, and developed the Urban Forest Map in an open-source collaborative web platform for crowdsourced tree inventory and information sharing, ...

Strategic Re-branding & Marketing Plan for Behavior Change

NVTA new bus design NVTA old bus design   The Challenge To increase ridership and public awareness to raise necessary funds for the Napa Valley Transportation Agency (NVTA), formerly known ...

Idaho Energy Innovation Speaker Series

The Challenge Alongside the Sun Valley Institute, WSC sought to build upon the seeds planted at Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate, a two day summit in November 2017 that explored market-based ...

Clean Tech Start-up Consulting

Why Grow Cleantech Companies?  WSC partners will occasionally invest time in money in a company that aligns with our mission and has good market potential. We also work with startups on a discounted ...

Facilitation of Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit

The Challenge Warm Springs Consulting was hired to facilitate the three-day EPA Region 10, Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit (RTOC). With representatives from 250 native tribes and Alaskan Villages, ...

Disaster Recovery Eco Re-Build Plan

The Challenge When a community has lost much of what they have spent a lifetime and even generations working toward, there is hurt beyond material loss. Bringing back hope for the future is paramount ...

SFMTA Website Re-Design

The Challenge The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) hired, WSC partner Amber Bieg, in partnership with InkëDesign, Five Paths, and InterEthnica to redesign and develop the SFMTA website. ...

Pollinators Protection in San Francisco

The Challenge Reports suggest systemic pesticides are a major cause of the decline in the bee population and other pollinator declines.​ San Francisco Environment hired WSC partner Amber Bieg and her ...

Clif Bar Zero Waste Audit

The Challenge Since 2001, Clif Bar & Company (Clif Bar) has been committed to reducing ecological impact and engaged in sustainability. Opened in 2016, the Clif Bar Twin Falls Baking Facility is ...

Energy Upgrade California – Advertising Campaign

The Challenge  WSC partner Amber Bieg, along with her team of designers were hired to assess the effectiveness of various media tactics in engaging San Francisco single-family homeowners in participating ...

Feasibility Study: California Wool Mill

  California Wool Mill Feasibility Study   The Challenge As lead author, Warm Springs Consulting Principal, Amber Bieg, worked with Fibershed to produce a feasibility study to assess ...

Green Business Program City of San Francisco

The Challenge WSC partner Amber Bieg led a green business campaign for the City of San Francisco. The goal of this project was to set up and promote a series of six workshops in four key San Francisco ...

Local Highway Council (LHTAC) Public Involvement

The Challenge Small communities in Idaho often receive federal funds for transportation projects that are beholden to federal transportation regulations, limiting local influence over these projects. ...

Idaho Forest Products Commission Social Media Engagement

The Challenge The Idaho Forest Products Commision (IFPC) looked to WSC to promote social media engagement. IFPC’s goal was to increase the relevancy and likeability of the forest products industry, ...

Blaine County Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference

The Challenge Blaine County wished to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of and ensure adequate public services are provided to the people at a reasonable cost. Blaine ...

B Corps and Benefit Corporations Workshop

Human Centered Marketing

Human Centered Marketing: How to drive behavior change around your new product or service? How do you get someone to try a new coffee shop, buy your new product, or hire you when they haven’t worked ...

Human Centered Design Trainings

Human Centered Design Trainings for Teams One day training for teams solving complex problems with various stakeholders Summary:  Design Thinking is a method of problem solving that uses empathy ...

Leadership Training & Change Management

The Challenge When a third-generation owned auto group was suffering from financial loss, a disempowered culture, and frustration among business departments, WSC partner, Deb LaSalle supported leadership ...

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Latest Blog Posts

Warm Springs Consulting Achieves Carbon Neutrality and Climate Leader Certification

By zachbell | January 14, 2022

By Zach Bell, Analyst at Warm Springs Consulting, and Amber Bieg, Partner at Warm Springs Consulting Jan. 14, 2022   Warm Springs Consulting (WSC) is pleased to announce we have achieved our goal of carbon neutrality in 2021. With the help of Aclymate, a free carbon accounting tool designed for small businesses, WSC was able…

The Race to Net Zero Mining

By amberbieg | January 3, 2022

 The Race to Net Zero Mining from Amber Bieg

CleanTech Alliance Idaho

Why is Cleantech Good for Idaho?

By heathercolwell | January 3, 2022

Written by Amber Bieg, Partner and Warm Springs Consulting Originally Published to Idaho Business Review, Sep 22, 2021. What is Cleantech? Cleantech is a broadly inclusive term that refers to companies and technologies that create jobs and deploy new innovations that improve environmental and social sustainability. Why Idaho? To start, Idaho is rich in natural…

Metabolic Currency: The Future of Money and Sustainable Growth

By amberbieg | December 15, 2021

Metabolic Currency: The future of money and sustainable growth Originally published to Medium Introduction Do you know how money is created? It’s okay. Most people don’t. Very few understand how money creation really works. We may have learned in school that the US Treasury prints money and that’s it. The amount of money printed is…

Amber Bieg Boise Entrepreneur Week

Boise Entrepreneur Week 2021 – Cleantech Business in Idaho

By heathercolwell | December 7, 2021

Boise Entrepreneur Week is Idaho’s largest community-driven, entrepreneur-focused event. Each year, thousands of people come together to learn, support, and celebrate Idaho’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. About the Speakers For nearly 20 years, Amber Bieg has been working with companies and communities on sustainability-focused solutions ranging from developing Open Tree Map, enterprise ecosystem management software to…

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