Erik is a Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, where he has studied cultural change, consumerism, economic degrowth, ecological ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainable communities over the past 11 years. Erik has directed two editions of Vital Signs and co-directed four editions of State of the World, including State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?
Erik also directs Worldwatch’s Transforming Cultures project, which explores innovative new ways to intentionally and proactively transform cultural norms so that living sustainably feels as natural as living as a consumer feels today. Erik also co-designed Catan: Oil Springs, an eco-educational scenario for the globally popular board game The Settlers of Catan. Since having a child in 2012, he has also started to write on how to raise a child to survive on a changing planet at www.raisinganecowarrior.net.