YOUR ALLY IN NAVIGATING DEVELOPMENT COMPLEXITY.
catalyst of change
the core of leadership
quality of life
a world flourishing for all
a holistic framework
data & story
Founder & CEO
Tina Rongers founded Karnerblue in order to pursue new ways of thinking, doing and being
a just society for all.
Tina is a catalyst in advising diverse leaders and stakeholders on key decisions and actions that effect the strategic direction of economies, communities and quality of life.
Her analytical, creative and keen insights help government & nonprofits bridge ideas to plans of action with the necessary funds to accomplish it.
Gamechanging capabilities, trusted advisor.
Team Karner are highly-regarded professionals within firms as well as seasoned or emerging individuals offering diverse services.
research & analysis
planning, design, engineering & construction
brand, marketing, public relations
Global perspectives, local action.
ROOTED IN SUSTAINABILITY
The Karner Blue Butterfly is an elusive species that depends upon the Wild Lupine plant. Both are found in pockets of globally-rare habitats within the Great Lakes region. In 1992, the Karner Blue was listed as a federally-endangered species.
That same year Indiana University Professor Dr. Mark Reshkin storied "this little blue butterfly in the shadow of industry" as part of his lecture on the concept of sustainability modeled on the interdependence of economy, environment and social equity.
This early connection between the butterfly, sustainability and Dr. Reshkin evolved into quality of life research that metamorphosed into this consultancy in 2010.
An unseasonable heat wave in March 2012 decimated the local blue population. Although Karner Blues are thriving elsewhere, the Northwest Indiana population has been ruled extinct.
As a Karner Blue namesake, we carry out the mission of sustainable development. The complexities of change and growth, coupled with growing awareness and global-to-local disruptions, reveal to us that the next era in sustainability is integral development.
Our vision is the flourishing of all life. Our core values are integrity, inclusion, optimism, wholeness.