About TRIG

The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan non-profit organization affiliated with the Sustainability Institute at Willamette University. TRIG's mission is to address the human causes, impacts, and solutions to complex socio-economic-ecological challenges, with a special emphasis on climate change. By a decision of the TRIG Board of Directors in 2013, TRIG has decided to focus primarily on building personal and psychosocial resilience for climate change-enhanced traumas and stresses within individuals, organizations, communities, and society.

TRIG was founded in 1996, as an affiliate of the Portland State University Hatfield School of Government. From 2002 through 2010 TRIG was affiliated with the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the University of Oregon where it directed the Climate Leadership Initiarive. Today, TRIG is affiliated with the Sustainability Institute at Willamette University. We are engaged in numerous partnerships and work with academic institutions, non-profits, private firms, and government agencies in the U.S. and globally.

TRIG Director Bob Doppelt has written four best-selling books on sustainability, climate change, and personal growth and change. Click here to learn more.