Deric Gruen

Deric Gruen

Deric is a Fellow with Rethinking Prosperity. He is a member of the Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy network (ELEEP) a transatlantic program of Ecologic Institute and Atlantic Council, for whom he recently completed a project on economic and monetary policy. Deric was the founding director of the Office of Sustainability at Bellevue College, winner of a national 2013 Climate Leadership Award, where he led campus, curricular, and student leadership initiatives. He has consulted on transportation, environment, and community development for organizations including the Sightline Institute as is a contributor to the Seattle Globalist.

‘Our Power’ Calls for Just Transition to Next Economy

Communities of color have typically been left out of the conversation about economics, dominated by a homogeneous group of white, male theorists. You may be hard pressed to name a famous economist of color, even in the most progressive circles. But people...
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Is It a Good Investment?

The renovated entrance to Bellwether’s Parker Apartments in Seattle. Photo courtesy of KUOW.com. This post originally appeared at lesliechristianfinancial.com courtesy of Leslie Christian, CFA, investment advisor for integrated capital. In a...
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Lots to dislike in the “Eco-Modernist” Manifesto

In order to solve our global environmental and inequality crisis we must go deeper into the wormhole; more of the same is the cry is the cry of the Ecomodernist Manifesto.  The Ecomodernist’s reject any notion that we should pull back from our model...
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