Sage Principles is a sustainability consulting business that offers sustainability services
to small and medium size businesses in Sonoma County. It was conceived as a solution to the global issues applying pressure to Sonoma County's current and future viability, as well as to the difficulty of local businesses to respond to them.
Started by Julie Montgomery in 2011, Sage Principles offers affordable, high quality sustainability solutions to address the challenges of a slow economy, rising energy costs and increasing consumer demands for environmentally responsible business practices.
The services provided by Sage Principles are for those businesses interested in using sustainability concepts to:
- Grow their business
- Optimize energy and natural resource use
- Differentiate themselves
There are risks and opportunities to the pressing issues facing business today. Sage Principles exists to help businesses plan and execute their way to success. Are you ready?
Julie's background is in project management. After returning from the Peace Corps in 2009, she decided to focus her skills on sustainability and work to strengthen her community and the local economy.
Education B.A. in Peace & Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley
1-year course work toward MBA in Sustainable Enterprise at
Dominican University in San Rafael
Experience Sonoma Green Business Certification Program
Certifications Certified GRI Reporter (Global Reporting Initiative)
Certified Environmental Specialist (USGBC training)
Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP)
Memberships International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)
Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative
Community Vice Chair, US Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter
Involvement Board Member, Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative
Projects Founder, Sustainability Consortium of Sonoma County
Greening Director, Sustainable Enterprise Conference
To provide full support to local businesses, Sage Principles has partnered with several local professionals. Their expertise is in the following areas:
- Green business certification