About Sustainable America

Sustainable America is an environmental 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to make the nation’s food and fuel systems more efficient and resilient. Through broad public education, hands-on technical assistance, and strategic investment in emerging entrepreneurs and technologies, we work to reduce oil usage and increase food availability in the United States.


Sustainable America was founded by Nick Tiller in 2012. During his career as a hedge fund portfolio manager in the energy and agriculture sectors, Nick became increasingly concerned about the vulnerable state of our food and fuel systems. Nick founded Sustainable America to focus national attention on these intertwined issues.

What We Believe

We believe that attainable behavioral changes, like turning off our engines instead of idling, buying hybrid cars, supporting local food sources, and reducing food waste are critical to building sustainable fuel and food systems. We also believe in the power of entrepreneurs and markets to effect positive change.

Our Goals

Finding sustainable ways to meet our long-term food and fuel needs is essential to the future of our country and planet. That's why we've set out to reach two important goals by 2035: increase food availability by 50% and reduce oil consumption by 50%. Achieving these foundational goals will help preserve our environment, strengthen our economy and make millions of lives better.


Sustainable America is part of a new wave of nonprofits that support entrepreneurship as a core part of our mission. We are filling a gap in the capital markets by getting money, contacts, and experience to socially responsible entrepreneurs. Rather than making grants to other nonprofits, we make angel investments in start-up companies that can bring innovation to market.


We deliver eye-opening information and actionable solutions through campaigns, content, tools and programs that motivate individuals, organizations and businesses to make sustainable choices that lead to long-term change.

Making an Impact

In just a few short years, Sustainable America has made a direct impact on food and fuel sustainability through campaigns, consulting, investments, and events. Some of our proudest accomplishments include:


Pounds of Food Waste
Diverted from Landfills


700 Full Garbage Trucks


Gallons of Fuel Saved


70,000 Full Gas Tanks


People Educated


The Population of
New York City, Los Angeles,
Chicago, & Houston Combined


LBS of CO2 Emissions Reduced


The Carbon Sequestered
By 16,000 Acres of
Forests In a Year


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