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Erik Assadourian

Erik Assadourian is a Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute. Over the past 15 years with Worldwatch, Erik has directed two editions of Vital Signs and five editions of State of the World, including the 2013 edition: Is Sustainability Still Possible? and the upcoming 2017 edition: EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet. Over the years, Erik has written many articles, most of which can be read freely here.


Erik also directs Worldwatch’s Transforming Cultures project, and designed Catan: Oil Springs, an eco-educational scenario for the popular board game Settlers of Catan. Over the past few years, Erik has also been working to produce Yardfarmers, a reality TV show that will follow six Millennial Americans as they exit the consumer economy to live with their parents and become sufficiency farmers. He is managing editor of the US hub of FUTUREPERFECT, and an adjunct professor at Goucher College.