Sustainable Future unifies and empowers communities to improve the health of our planet. Our dynamic technology platform and innovative campaign model drives engagement for a cleaner, safer, more vibrant tomorrow.
Empower communities to affect positive change locally, which collectively ignites meaningful global change for a sustainable future.
Sustainable Future empowers people to take positive actions to improve ourselves, our community and our planet.
Sustainable Future was born from one simple desire – to be a catalyst for unified and effective environmental change.
When the US exited the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016, Founder Seth Streeter and other community leaders recognized the urgent need for environmental action. Over the following year, Seth brought together over 100 leaders in business, nonprofit, government, activism, and academia to outline a results-oriented, scalable model for environmental sustainability.
Our stakeholders passionately worked together and identified 24 key performance indicators of environmental success across six broad categories: Food, Energy, Waste/Consumption, Transportation, Water and Land/Built Environment.
To make progress across these indicators with effective community engagement, we needed to partner with a technology platform that was grounded in behavioral science. The platform also needed to offer a customizable, scalable, and digitally responsive solution with powerful analytics to measure success...
Seth Streeter, Founder and Chief Impact Officer
With over 25 years of experience in business and community leadership, Seth is a thought-leader in conscious financial planning, helping people reframe their perspective of wealth beyond just the financial to lead more balanced, impactful, and fulfilled lives. In 2000 he founded Mission Wealth, a nationally recognized wealth management firm serving hundreds of high net worth clients across the U.S. He was recognized by Real Leaders magazine in 2015 as one of the Top 100 visionary leaders who strive to create a better world and in 2016, he was asked to speak on the TEDx stage to share his powerful message.
Seth is an engaged member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO); serving in various board officer roles, as the Global Chair of the Financial Services Network and as a highly regarded speaker and facilitator.
He has served on numerous non-profits and led various community-building initiatives, including as the founding leader and subsequent judge for Fast Pitch SB, a venture-pitch model for the non-profit sector. Seth is a member of Social Venture Partners (SVP), on the Advisory Council for the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, an Advisory Member for the Music Academy of the West and he has been active as a coach for youth sports. Over the years, Seth has been a hands-on volunteer for several other environmental nonprofits including the Environmental Defense Center, Explore Ecology, and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.
Seth has also volunteered for humanitarian initiatives including the American Heart Association, Santa Barbara Transition House and the Soup Kitchen, to name a few. He has volunteered with his daughter internationally for an orphanage in Guatemala, and with his son in Honduras. He also encourages community involvement for his employees both at an individual level and through company-organized volunteer days for Habitat for Humanity and the Food Bank. Seth’s company, Mission Wealth, has supported over one hundred nonprofit organizations both monetarily and through direct volunteering efforts.
Seth was raised in an environmentally aware family with his Dad serving as Assistant Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His passion for environmental stewardship and his vast history of volunteering led to the idea and launch of Sustainable Future.
The saying “The more you give, the more you get.” has been a guiding force in my life. Maintaining a service-orientation brings me joy and inspires me to be my best everyday. I fully believe the many blessings in my life are a result of this life philosophy.
Seth StreeterFounder, Chief Energy Officer
Seth has over 25 years of experience in business and community leadership. He is the founder of Mission Wealth, a nationally recognized wealth management firm serving hundreds of high net worth clients across the U.S.
He has served on numerous non-profits and led various community development initiatives, including as the founding leader and subsequent judge for Fast Pitch SB, a venture-pitch model for the non-profit sector.
Deirdre BranniganDirector of Engagement
Deirdre promotes SustainableFuture.org’s mission with incredible partnerships across Santa Barbara County, and cultivates relationships with member organizations across cross-sections of the community within: business, universities, the public sector, non-profits, and faith-based organizations.
Olivia BernheimerMember Development Associate
Olivia Bernheimer recently joined Sustainable Future as our Member Development Associate, which means she gets to do a bit of everything related to sustainability! Such as: inspiring individuals and businesses to commit to taking micro-actions which will promote stewardship while saving resources and money, creatively thinking about ways to share messages around sustainability, while also providing outstanding customer-service to our member organizations. This is a
Jacob BiderPlatform Design and Technology Associate
Jacob is the Platform Design Associate for Sustainable Future - in this role he gets to design custom campaigns for member organizations, and create compelling strategies for the community-at-large to tackle issues related to sustainability. He is thrilled to be part of our team and has an abundant amount of creativity to lend to this role! Jacob is well-suited to this, as he is a leader in sustainability at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Siena HooperSocial Media Contributor and Ocean Ambassador
Siena specializes in ocean conservation issues. She contributes compelling and informative articles to our social media platforms related to ocean conservation efforts and micro-actions the public can take to help preserve our oceans. As an Environmental Studies major at the UCSB Siena is passionate about ocean conservation efforts and looks forward to conducting marine ecosystem field research in Thailand.
Dean AxelrodAdvisory Council
Dean Axelrod is the Associate Director for Partnerships & Philanthropy for Direct Relief. Direct Relief is the seventh largest charity in the United States, and it is the largest and most respected charitable, non-governmental, provider of material medical aid in the world.
David AustonAdvisory Council
David Auston is Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California Santa Barbara. His current activities are focused on climate change mitigation & adaptation.
Jordan BenSheaEngagement Team
Jordan benShea has over twenty years of experience in communications, strategic thinking, marketing, nonprofit development and organization. As Owner and Strategist of her strategic communications consulting company, SkyView Projects, Jordan enjoys working with authentic brands and nonprofits. With an avid appreciation for giving back, she serves on nonprofit boards, serves as an advocate for local nonprofits, and is the Executive Director of a nonprofit based in northern CA.
Laura CappsAdvisory Council
Laura Capps has spent 20 years developing strategic communications and issue advocacy campaigns for the nation’s highest profile public officials, including President Bill Clinton, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Secretary John Kerry’s presidential campaign, as well as leading non-profit organizations. She is an elected member of the Santa Barbara School Board and serves on the board of the Community Environmental Council and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Nadra EhrmanEngagement Team
Nadra Ehrman is a Residential Community Manager with The Towbes Group in Santa Barbara, CA and has been with the company for 9 years. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, she lived in San Diego and worked for non-profit, property management organizations, San Diego Youth and Community Services and St. Vincent de Paul. In both organizations, she worked in programs providing housing and support services to at-risk youth.
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