May 28, 2008

Staff Volunteers | Viki Sonntag

Viki Sonntag is the lead for our B-Sustainable website and is a researcher and practitioner in developing healthy local economies. She joined Sustainable Seattle in June 2005 to head up a project researching local multipliers as a measure of community sustainability. She also works with small businesses and community-based organizations in implementing change practices based on sustainable resource use. From 1997 to 2003, Viki did research in the Netherlands, working with the leading practitioners and theoreticians of a policy approach to structural/system change adopted by the Dutch Ministry of Environment to guide their sustainability initiatives. In 2003, she received a PhD in economics for her research on sustainability and the role of strategy in adapting to change. Before this, Viki led the planning and start-up of two extension centers that have helped hundreds of small companies and community-based organizations achieve their goals. One of these centers – the Recycling Technology Assistance Partnership – became the national source for recycling technology related tools and information under her guidance.

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