Who We Are
Sustainable Cascadia exists to foster collaboration, learning and tangible actions to achieve place-based sustainability within one generation.
Our non-profit legal status comes through Sustainable Seattle, a 501(c)(3). As a volunteer organization we are funded through in-kind and monetary donations, and grants.
Degrees in Physics from Bowdoin College, Visual Design from M.I.T, Social Work from the U. of Washington, a year in a Fine Arts program, training in psychodrama, Zen practices, martial arts and adaptive leadership, business management, retired from a career in software development are just some of the facets of a life of learning, discipline and transformation.
Ken Cousins has been active in the sustainability movement for over 20 years, working with the Forest Stewardship Council, Green Festival, Sustainable Cascadia, Sustainable Seattle, Eat Local Now! and Seattle Innovators, as well as Seattle-area SCALLOPS affiliates, Transition Network groups, and others. His professional training includes a Ph.D. in Environmental Politics and an M.A. in Political Economy (with research in Ecological Economics) from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Ecological Agriculture from The Evergreen State College.