BA in Ecological Agriculture, The Evergreen State College

BA in Latin American Studies, University of Washington

MA in Political Economy, University of Maryland

Ph.D. in Environmental Politics, University of Maryland

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, University of Washington

Ken Cousins

Senior Research Lead and Ecological Economist

Ken Cousins has been active in the sustainability and resilience movements for nearly 30 years, working with the Forest Stewardship Council, US Green Festivals, Sustainable Cascadia, Sustainable Seattle, Eat Local Now!, Seattle-area SCALLOPS affiliates, Transition Network groups, and others. As a Peace Corps volunteer, he taught agriculture at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria in Caraparí, Bolivia. From 2001-2006, he researched the certification of sustainable forest management practices in the Chilean forestry industry. He believes that sustainability—broadly realized—is necessary for a healthy, just, and vibrant society.


Key PUblications

Mojica, J., Cousins, K., Briceno, T., 2016. National Economic Analysis of the Four Lower Snake River Dams: A Review of the 2002 Lower Snake Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement. Economic Appendix (I). Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins (eds.) From Environmental Scarcity to Ecological Security: Exploring New Limits to Growth, MIT Press (2005).

Trista Patterson, Tim Gulden, Ken Cousins, and Egor Kraev, "A Dynamic Model Of Tourism In Dominica,"  Ecological Modeling 175: 121-36 (2004).