EcoPraxis was founded in 2006 to collaborate with community-based businesses and organizations to develop healthy community economics through sustainable resource choices.
Founder Viki Sonntag, PhD is a practitioner, activist, and researcher in alternative economics. From 1997 to 2003, Viki did research in the Netherlands, working with the leading practitioners and theoreticians of transition management, a policy approach to structural/system change. Her PhD thesis examined the relation of over-consumption in the highly industrialized countries to changes in production technologies.
Past Research Projects
2012 - 2016 Food: Too Good to Waste: A background research report for the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum. Report to the EPA
2010 Economic Opportunities Preliminary Analysis, Local Food Action Initiative, City of Seattle. Report to the City of Seattle
2010 Small Farm Distribution Practices in Washington State. Report for Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
2008 Why Local Linkages Matter: Findings from the Local Food Economy Study ...Authored major report on local food economy using multiplier and social network analysis in collaboration with Sustainable Seattle
Past Community Learning Projects
2006 Sustainable Community Development Practice Circle Resource Binder in collaboration with Black Dollar Days