Our Relate programs help plant and nourish the seeds of sustainability across professions and industries, helping unite sustainability and design professionals, students, and enthusiasts to better engage in sustainable living.
SSF has three main program areas to focus our efforts aimed at saving the world in style. Our Relate programs help plant and nourish the seeds of sustainability across professions and industries, helping unite sustainability and design professionals, students, and enthusiasts to better engage in sustainable living.
We all know there’s nothing like a good networking event to help people and ideas connect and SSF’s networking events do exactly that.
We at SSF also think it is important to support both emerging and established design professionals in their efforts to get further down the sustainability path. That’s why we offer services like our Strategy Salons (sm), Sustainabililty 101, and our very popular Triple Target Sutainability (sm) workshops. Below you will find a list of our networking and support programs.
Cocktails for a Cause| a quarterly networking event that raises money for and awareness about the good work of area nonprofits through an evening of cocktails, music and fun.
Express Yourself | a collection of the many ways you can express your stylish self on topics you feel passionate about
SSF Sourcebook | we constantly survey fifteen style & design industries, from advertising to travel, and four cities (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle) for examples of where to find sustainability and style together.
Strategy Salon | our members love, Love, LOVE strategy salons! Strategy Salons are one of the many ways that SSF supports our members in incorporating sustainability into their businesses. Strategy Salons take many shapes, but usually incorporate several SSF education and awareness modules, such as Sustainability 101, Sustainable Business 201, Triple Target Sustainability (TTS) sm, and Sustainable Retail Partnerships (SRP)sm. Agendas can be developed to accommodate an hour, a day, or several days of material. We work very closely with our members to develop a targeted salon that meets their unique needs whether it’s a large retailer, a college department, a small boutique, or an architecture firm. Many companies are doing corporate social responsibility these days…and there are many consultants out there helping them out. But CSR is just so, so…prescriptive. At SSF, we’ve always had a very positive, forward-looking approach to sustainable business and prefer to be innovative rather than prescriptive. So, because we ARE the Sustainable STYLE Foundation after all, our salons are more fabulous than any ordinary consulting group out there. We get sustainability and we get style so we are able to help our members get the success they’re striving for. Best of all, SSF offers a sliding scale fee schedule for our consulting and advising services so any member company or organization, large or small, can take advantage of our Stategy Salons.