Deric Gruen manages the Rethinking Prosperity project at the University of Washington Center for Communication and Civic Engagement in Seattle. He also consults on policy, program development, and communications for projects exploring the interplay of equity, environment, and the economy. Current projects include Front and Centered, a coalition working for equitable and effective state climate policy in Washington State; the Seattle Good Business Network’s Local Economy Leaders Lab; and the Stand Up to Oil Campaign. He was recently a Fellow at the Sightline Institute, a sustainable communities think-tank, and is an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy network (ELEEP), a transatlantic program of Ecologic Institute and Atlantic Council. Previously, Deric was the Sustainability Director for Bellevue College where he led initiatives in curriculum integration, climate, transportation and resource conservation, and community leadership.
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Sustainability and Well-Being"