EXPERIENCE GREEN
301 Central Avenue
Suite 202
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 301 Central Avenue
Suite 202
Hilton Head Island,, SC 29926
Telephone (843) 3429642
E-mail rpwenig@gmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $185,000.00 (2016)
Mission Statement

Experience Green envisions a community prospering through business and living practices based on sustainable guidelines, and a society of collaboration and systems to promote the greater good of a sustainable economy and existence.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Raymond Wenig
Board Chair Mark L. Baker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wood+Partners, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
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Additional Documents
Other Documents 3
May River Clean UP2015View
Statements
Mission

Experience Green envisions a community prospering through business and living practices based on sustainable guidelines, and a society of collaboration and systems to promote the greater good of a sustainable economy and existence.

Background

Experience Green was developed and created out of one of the recommendations in the Hilton Head Island Mayor’s Task Force – Vision 2015 released in August 2010 by a team of community leaders and visionaries. In 2011 the Experience Green organization was begun with a volunteer team of three Board Members and a founder with a solid background in sustainability issues and programs. The Board expanded to seven members and then to twelve and fifteen plus an advisory board ten.

Impact

Experience Green is a programming organization that develops and delivers events and activities to make it easy for the public and organizations to support green activities. In the current year we have run the Earth Day Activities for the Town of Bluffton, Produced a Professional Level conference on the Greening of Golf Courses, supported several Zero Waste Events, raised funding for an Edible Garden Project at the Hilton Head Christian Academy, and run upcycling and recycling projects on several materials.

 

We have a proven track record of bringing sustainability activities and options to the public. With more funding and volunteers we could expand our impacts in the community. The Baseline Sustainability Assessment done by qualified consultants and funded by multiple sponsors and grants is almost finished and ready for Experience Green to mount a new program where it directly engages the public to understand the state of sustainability in the region and define options and action steps to plan and implement improvements. A number of new programs directed at improving basic sustainability will spin out of the report delivery and public discussions.

Needs

Experience green runs low cost and cost covered events and activities. In many cases the revenues do not cover the costs reducing our limited treasury. Our critical need in more reliable sources of funding so we can run more public programs that will expand our impact of supporting green and sustainable activities. The initial funding need is for Community Connectivity programming for presenting and discussing alternative actions for the Baseline Sustainability Assessment Report.

 

We also need to recruit more volunteers and interested parties to our events so they can share their experiences with friends and associates. We plan to establish several new programs (based on successful sustainability programs from other communities) including The Green Business Challenge, Community Gardening Setup, Green Hotel Certification and possibly a Home Energy Volunteer Program. The programs will be chosen with alignment to local constituencies and proactive support from their members so they can be self-administered and implemented with minimal EG resources and costs.

CEO/Executive Director Statement Experience Green has a strong cadre of volunteers on its board, advisory committee and its program leaders. We need more corporate, business and non-profit organizations to take up the sustainability challenge and make real progress.
Board Chair Statement Experience Green is like a start-up organization that has made it out of the gate and is now ready to accelerate its pace in the race to support sustainable practices. EG needs to grow its programs and coverage of more elements of the sustainability world using best practices of other GREEN organizations. We are about to embark on a major set of funding campaigns and the delivery of a professionally done Baseline Sustainability Assessment.
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Colleton County
Jasper County
Hampton County
 Beaufort County
Board Chair
Board Chair Mark L. Baker
Company Affiliation Wood+Partners, Inc.
Term Jan 2010 to Dec 2017
Email mbaker@woodandpartners.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Quinn Andrus Sustainability Student
David Arnal Retired
Mike Bennett i2recycle
Patrick P. Carey Carey & Company, PA
David Neal Carroll Charter One Realty
Harry Corbett H.J. Corbett & Associates, Inc.
William Court Court Atkins Architects, Inc.
Clyde Johnston Retired
Angela Kakabeeke DALSEGO
Boyd McCleary Retired
Sally McGarry Retired
Brooks Rinehart Healthy Culinary Concepts of the Lowcountry
Charles Sampson Charter One Realty
Justi Schmeichel Marriott Vacation Club
Tom Trout Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 70%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Program / Program Planning
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
David Ames Retired
Dana Beach South Carolina Coastal Conservation
Ernst Bruderer Retired
Margo Farnsworth Consultant
G. Dodd Galbreath Institute for Sustainable Practice, Lipscomb University
Dave Harter Hilton Head Glidden, Hilton Head Island Reef Foundation
Susan Ketchum Merrill Lynch
Leslie Richardson South Carolina Yacht Club, The Richardson Group
Allen Ward Ward Edwards Engineering
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
Experience Green is moving from a startup organization to a full functioning programming and policy charity that supports multiple green and sustainability initiatives. We need donors and volunteers to assist in formulating, testing and implementing projects, policies and programs that improve the sustainability of our service area.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Raymond Wenig
Experience  Ray Wenig  is an experienced entrepreneur who has started and operated over 10 profit and non profit organizations. His is trained and an industrial engineer and has spent much of his career creating and delivering technical presentations on advanced systems and operational techniques.


Senior Staff
NameTitle
Sandra Wenig Program Manager & Administrator
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 30
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 90%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description This is a major cooperative event involving River Recreation organizations who muster and support canoe teams to ply the river and collect floating an inshore trash. Others walk the shore and collect/bag reachable materials. All collected materials is taken to a recycle processing station where it is inspected, sorted, classified and taken into some recycling stream in lieu of dumped into a landfill. There are booths for vendors and sponsors and fun things to do for family and children in support of learning to Experience Green.

 

Short Term Success

Each of the last three years the Earth Day program has grown in size, attendance and participation. It is a cooperative event with the Town, Active Outdoor organizations and various EG sponsors.

Long Term Success

Collect more and more trash each year by extending the reach of the collection and eventually achieve a 90% + (Zero Waste achievement rating). In 2015 a heavy rain storm dampened the program and limited the waste collecting and recycling.

Program Success Monitored BY Counts of visitors and volumes of trash collected and recycled.
Description  

This is a multi-dimensional program that is directed at individual schools to help them develop local gardens to grow foods for consumption, observation. Learning and cooperation between many interested community partners. EG has done the organization, facilitation, grant raising, oversight and promotion of this concept. The first project is in cooperation with the Hilton Head Christian Academy and their food, nutrition, health team. Other schools are interested in similar projects.

Short Term Success  

Some 10 groups have come together to develop plans, grant applications, contracts, designs, in-kind services and a host of other ideas and concepts to make this first project a success. It is embraced by the HHCA and its management and by a team of dedicated overseers to make sure it progresses in a logical manner.

Long Term Success  

This is a five year, phased project that is to serve as a pilot reference for public and private institutions and organizations in the Greater Beaufort County Community. It demonstrates collaboration on multiple levels for comprehensive benefits to the environments, student learning and the community.

Program Success Monitored BY  

There are contractual milestones in the grant program and regular reviews to track progress and the fund raising for the subsequent phases of the project.

Description Support for greater recycling of waste materials. The level of recycling in Beaufort County is less than 5% where the national average is 34%. This is causing our landfill to fill up and is not reducing and reusing the quantity of STUFF being thrown away. Recycling can divert materials and resources to alternative streams such as re-use, materials recovery, and other reduction techniques. We are engaging in a cooperative project to identify recycleables, collect and process them to reduce the filling of the landfills.
Budget $65000
Short Term Success By the end of 2018 the recyclong rate will be at 18-20% or 3X current level.
Long Term Success The recycling rate moves up to and beyond the national average. (from 5% to over 34% materials recycled.) It then continues to progress to be best in class and ultimately to ZERO WASTE.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Waste monitors and Master Recyclers
Description
Water - Water everywhere.  As a barrier island we are surrounded by water of all kinds and types. It rains 50 inches a year from overhead, we are situated on top on 3+ aquifers, we have fresh water rivers joining the salt water coast to make estuaries and our 4 water companies are committed to seeing we have enough high quality, clean water plus they clean and recycle effluent water and distribute it to the golf courses and to wildlife habitat.
 
 With all this plentiful water we are great at overusing and wasting it. Yet other areas of the county that used to be plentiful are now rationing it. So its time to get more efficient about our water use.  We need to use water more carefully.  We love green grass but the agriculture people say it needs water only twice a week for a shorter time than most of us choose. 
 
So now is the time to learn new ways and use water more efficiently. These are easy to do and less messy than recycling. We need some training and some impact learning. 
Budget $20,000
Short Term Success Water use drops measurably
Long Term Success We use less water and use it more efficiently.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY The new Automated Meter reading of water use.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $185,000.00
Projected Expenses $175,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$51,193$35,730--
Administration Expense$49,635$67,845$56,906
Fundraising Expense$42,674----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.271.70
Program Expense/Total Expenses36%34%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue31%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$68,132$72,634$44,888
Current Assets$67,506$68,552$38,049
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$68,132$72,634$44,888
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Dec 2016
Nonprofit EXPERIENCE GREEN
Address 301 Central Avenue
Suite 202
Hilton Head Island,, SC 29926
Primary Phone (843) 3429642
Contact Email rpwenig@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Raymond Wenig
Board Chair Mark L. Baker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wood+Partners, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 2010