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Social Change, Organizational Learning, Personal Alignment, Listen to Learn

The Institute prepares studies based on social fieldwork. We are not an activist organization. Our studies are available for use by the community for the purposes required to protect community well-being and ecosystem stewardship. We do not do the advocacy or legal work.

Economics for Peace Institute works through education, research and economic development to build peace, foster sustainability, and restore the Earth’s natural systems. The Institute’s work is measured by its social benefits, its economic fairness and its ability to preserve ecosystems for future generations.


Place-based research for and by locals. Economics for Peace Institute works from the rainforests and dairylands of the Pacific Northwest. The Institute is spearheading and coordinating a multi-year pilot study on the North Olympic Peninsula. This is a cross-jurisdictional study…


The Groundwork Project

Unite our Understanding. Community circles for common ground. Place-based research for and by locals. Stewardship meets the groundwork of democracy. Local measures of peace and prosperity. Economics for Peace Institute provides tools for communities to establish baseline indicators of community…

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About Social Fieldwork

Social fieldwork is practical research that ensures real local input is at the table when public decisions are made. The institute fosters social fieldwork by local people so place-based communities can come together around baseline indicators of community well-being and…

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Social Fieldwork Teams

Cooperative social fieldwork research teams emerge informally through practice and experience. Social fieldwork teams are comprised of locals and professionals supporting research in their place-based communities. The focus of research is to support good decisions on issues urgent or long…

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