Doing what’s right for the planet requires more than innovative solutions — it requires communicating effectively to help transform those solutions into actions. That’s where we come in, with decades of communications experience, in-depth knowledge and technical acumen in the energy and environmental fields … helping organizations advance the conversations to inspire a better tomorrow.
Established in 1997, Mindy F. Berman Communications provides organizations with an experienced, hands-on resource for their communications strategy, public/media relations, writing/editing and related needs. With expertise in energy and environmental issues, research and analysis skills, and superb attention to detail, we know how to transform ideas and concepts into impactful on-message materials that build sustainability awareness and action.
The bottom line: We guarantee to provide the highest-quality deliverables in a cost-effective and timely manner, without the need for a learning curve that impacts your resources. We look forward to collaborating on your work to protect our planet and generations to come.
Do you want to increase awareness of your organization’s environmental leadership? Inspire implementation of energy-efficient, sustainable practices? Drive policies that support a circular economy? We provide essential guidance to identify target audiences, key messages and strategies/tactics, creating structure for your communications and helping you achieve your objectives.
Writing and Editing
Words have the power to build understanding, shape ideas and influence behavior, and serve as the foundation for all communications initiatives. Whether you need writing or editing of materials ranging from technical reports, to educational case studies, to fundraising emails – and everything in between – we ensure they’re professional, polished and on point every time.
Public and Media Relations
Effective, targeted media outreach leading to stories that reach consumers and other key stakeholders also plays a critical role in achieving organizational objectives. We identify the right media outlets and contacts, develop the right messages and create the right materials to maximize your coverage and expand your reach.
Work That Delivers Results
Project role: grant writer
The proposal written for CRI – a nonprofit recycling industry authority – resulted in funding for a study on the cost of contamination in the recycling of used aluminum beverage containers. CRI will share the findings with industry stakeholders to inform decisions on optimal long-term recycling systems.
Project role: copywriter and exhibit sales manager
These flagship EPRI conferences provide a forum for collaboration among industry leaders on actionable pathways for efficient electrification solutions to meet deep decarbonization targets. The highly rated in-person 2022 event drew more than 1,500 attendees and 115 exhibitors.
Project role: writer and editor
Power Bulletin features case studies and other stories highlighting SCE programs that help companies save energy, lower costs and reduce their carbon footprint. This communications vehicle plays a key role in expanding customer use of SCE’s energy management solutions.
Project role: associate editor
CSUN publishes K-12 students’ science project abstracts in this annual journal, helping encourage today’s young investigators to become tomorrow’s research leaders. Many students list this on college applications, and teachers report the journal’s educational and motivational value.
Industries and Clients Served
California Power Exchange Corporation
Chevron Energy Solutions
Electric Power Research Institute
Glendale Water & Power
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Pasadena Water and Power
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers, power and utilities sector)
Southern California Edison
Southern California Public Power Authority
Western Electricity Coordinating Council
Alliance to Save Energy
American Lung Association of California
California Air Resources Board
City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Department
Container Recycling Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers — Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
Center for Responsible Science
California State University, Northridge
Enterprise for Education
Environmental Education Services
UND Aerospace – University of North Dakota
Clay Lacy Aviation
Electric Drive Transportation Association
Los Angeles International Airport
Van Nuys Airport
Western Jet Aviation
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
City Employees Club of Los Angeles
Meeting Professionals International Northeastern New York Chapter
National Association of Women Business Owners – Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA)
Leadership: Quality, Reliability and Integrity
Mindy Berman, owner of Mindy F. Berman Communications, takes pride in career-long recognition of her excellence and professionalism.
Prior to establishing her firm in 1997, Mindy spent more than a decade in a variety of business and government communications positions, including as a public affairs coordinator at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – the nation’s largest municipal utility. During her LADWP tenure, she served as a key media spokesperson, and for several years managed communications for the organization’s role as a fuel supplier in the electric transportation industry.
Among her significant career accomplishments, Mindy authored a 180-page coffee table book (published in 2006) titled Celebrate Pasadena’s Vision: 100 Years of Community-Owned Power.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has taught public relations and writing courses at UCLA Extension, CSUN and Woodbury University.
Mindy F. Berman Communications is certified as a WBE (Women Business Enterprise) through the Supplier Clearinghouse, California Public Utilities Commission.