Bob Doppelt

Bob Doppelt


In addition to directing The Resource Innovation Group, Bob is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon where he teaches systems thinking and global warming planning and policy. He is trained as a counseling psychologist and environmental scientist and has combined the two focuses throughout his career. Bob is a long time meditation teacher, is a Visiting Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Instructor. Bob is the author of Leading Change toward Sustainability: A Change Management Guide for Business, Government, and Civil Society (Greenleaf Publishing, 2003) describes how organizations can make the transition to sustainability. Just six months after its release, Leading Change was deemed one of the “ten most important publications in sustainability” by a GlobeScan survey of international sustainability experts. His most recent book, The Power of Sustainable Thinking: How To Create a Positive Future for the Climate, The Planet, Your Organization and Your Life, (Earthscan Publishing, 2008) focuses on the importance and methods for changing personal thinking and behavior to combat climate change. In 2010 Audubon Magazine named it one of the eleven most important books in climate change. His newest book, Transformational Resilience: How to Use Climate Change and Related Adversities to Learn, Grow and Thrive will be released in late 2015. Bob writes regular columns on global warming for the Eugene Register-Guard and the Salem Statesman-Journal newspapers and is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences in the U.S. and Europe.

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Overcoming the Seven Sustainability Blunders

In response to growing environmental and social equity problems, hundreds of private and public “sustainable development” initiatives have blossomed across the globe since the…

From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life

Economic breakdown, rising unemployment, and escalating political hostility, coming at a time of intensifying climate upheaval – storms, floods, heat waves, and droughts –…