Why We Began
SDIC was created to help
governments, companies, and other organizations become more
ecologically sustainable. It identifies, develops, and
implements best green practices in those areas of our lives
and work that threaten the health of ecological systems on
local, regional, and global scales.
SDIC's work is
based primarily on its research in many fields, including
ecology, anthropology, organizational greening, and design.
The company develops best practices for greening organizations
of all types and sizes. It shares these practices via
publications (books, articles, web), presentations, teaching,
the need for "greener"
Most green business best
practices do not result in green
today's green business best practices have played a
crucial role in helping to reduce some of the negative
effects of business on the environment, most of them
will not result in ecologically sustainable companies.
For that, businesses will need a new vision and model.
They will need something akin to the new field of
SDIC works with
clients to help them identify opportunities for
greening. It also helps them to develop and implement
greening strategies for any or all of their
organizations' five elements of greening. Although each
of these areas is important in fully greening any
organization, SDIC recognizes that most organizations
begin their greening processes with one or two priority
areas in mind.
changing the way the world
SDIC's mission is to change the way
the world works by restoring health to degraded
ecosystems and rebuilding natural resources. The
company was founded by Dr. Amy Townsend in 1993 and
changed its name and incorporated in 1996. It has
worked with clients in the U.S., Asia, and the
SDIC has the pleasure of working
with a loose coalition of organizations
and companies that are dedicated to