The Sustainable Governance and Organizational Change program includes the University of Oregon Sustainability Leadership Academy and projects related to sustainability change management and governance strategies for local governments, communities, and private companies and watershed governance and sustainability.

Recent Submissions

  • Guidelines for Conducting a Special Needs Emergency Management Assessment 

    Bollig, Shaun R.; Lynn, Kathy (Resource Innovations ; Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2006-05)
  • EPA policy on flexible state enforcement responses to small community violations: an assessment of activities and results, 1995-1998 

    Dowling-Wu, Lynda (Center for Watershed and Community Health, 1998-09)
    In June of 1998, the Chemical Commercial Services and Municipal Division of the US Environmental Protection Agency determined that there was a need to evaluate the effectiveness of its Policy on Flexible State Enforcement ...
  • Crisis or opportunity? Oregon's environmental programs at the crossroads: a framework to decouple economic growth from environmental impacts to achieve sustainable development 

    Doppelt, Bob; Shinn, Craig (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 1999-10)
    It is clear to many that Oregon’s approach to environmental management is at a crossroads. The state can continue to manage the environment one crisis at a time or, it can establish an framework which leads to agreement ...
  • Stewardship Plan: HB 3135 

    Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 1999)
    Declares sustainable development as policy goal of State of Oregon. Establishes Sustainable Development Task Force to study feasibility of adopting goal oriented and performance based regulatory system to achieve goal. ...
  • Executive summary: “Towards a Sustainable Oregon” 

    (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2000)
    The statewide use of “green” building practices in commercial and residential development could lower energy, water and construction related clean-up costs in Oregon and Washington by more than $90 million per year while ...
  • Executive Order No. EO 03-03: a sustainable Oregon for the 21st Century 

    Kulongoski, Ted, 1940- (State of Oregon, 2003-06-17)
    This executive order is intended to support and drive the goals of the Oregon Sustainability Act (Act) adopted by the Legislature in 2001. Using the powers vested in the Oregon Sustainability Board under the Act, this Order ...
  • Public agency handbook on sustainbility 

    Unknown author (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2000)
    In practical terms sustainability means applying cost-saving techniques and systems planning to phase-in the development of "closed-loop" economic systems. In closed-loop systems, non-toxic, renewable sources of energy and ...
  • Towards a sustainable Oregon: barriers and policy recommendations 

    Unknown author (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2000-12-12)
    State and local governments in Oregon can play a key role in helping Oregon firms and communities achieve the multiple economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainability identified in the economic reports. While ...
  • Towards a sustainable Washington: the benefits of “decoupling” economic growth from the growth of environment impacts 

    Doppelt, Bob (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2000-09-26)
    The Center for Watershed and Community Health, a research institute in the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, in partnership with academic and private economists in Washington, ...
  • A template for local government sustainable development initiatives 

    Bryant, Steve; Burgess, Scott; Hare, Wes; Jordan, Roger; Mott, Gregory; Pappas, Cynthia; Rohde, Karl W.; Schubert, John; Friedman, Bill; Swaim, Mike; Tiffany, Willie; Wheeldon, Carole; Welsch, Alexander (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2001-01-29)
    This document outlines a step-by-step process, or template, which any local government can follow when adopting sustainable development policies, programs and practices. It is intended for use with an introductory companion ...
  • A template for resource productivity/sustainability programs in forest products manufacturing facilities 

    Harvey, Dale; Smith, Elizabeth; Jimerson, Lee; Schooler, Eric; Loupin, Patrick; Sohn, Howard; Schroader, Scott; Kimmel, Max; Watson, Lisa; Welsch, Alexander (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2001-03-26)
    This document introduces the principles and practices of resource productivity and sustainable development as they may apply to forest products manufacturing firms and facilities. It was developed by a group of forest ...
  • Building a sustainable Oregon from within: a formative review of the State of Oregon’s Sustainability Initiative 

    Farrell, Ben; Mintz, Melanie; Zimmerman, Adam; Doppelt, Bob; Baldwin, John (Center For Watershed And Community Health, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2002-10)
    This report summarizes the results of a formative review of the State of Oregon’s efforts to adopt sustainability measures. In May 2000 Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed Executive Order No. EO-00-07 (EO) directing ...
  • Executive Order 02-03: sustainable practices by state agencies 

    Locke, Gary, 1950- (State of Washington, 2002-09-18)
  • Status and trends of sustainability practices in Lane County: an analysis of survey data 

    Scott, Jennifer P.; Nunez, Tina; Reesor, David; LeVan, Shanda (Program for Watershed and Community Health, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2003-10-10)
    In the spring of 2003, a written survey was mailed to 157 businesses and non-profit organizations in Lane County that were determined to have potentially applied sustainability practices or policies in their operations ...
  • Fifty leading economists warn Oregon : global warming to come with a big price tag 

    Doppelt, Bob; Goodstein, Eban S., 1960- (Global Warming and Society/Climate Change Resource Center, Resource Innovations, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2005-10-11)
    Oct. 11, 2005 press release to Oregon leaders warning of economic impact of global warming.