Ken White

Associate Director

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Ken White has devoted much of his career to enhancing opportunities for people and communities. A graduate of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government's mid-career program, he has worked with nonprofits for nearly two decades. Previously, Ken was the coordinating director of the Chaordic Commons, Inc., a group created by Dee Hock, the founding director of VISA. He was the executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, a citizen-led organization working for truly representative government. Prior to that, he directed communications for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Coalition of Essential Schools, and held similar posts with Oxfam America and the Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies. Ken has also been a consultant to numerous nonprofits, and was a journalist not so long ago.


Our Energy Reality

length:   credit: Spring of Sustainabilitydownload   Jun 13, 2014

A teleseminar with Richard Heinberg: Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and author, & Ken White: Associate Director of the Post Carbon Institute.

This interview is part of the Spring of Sustainability, a global tele series where you can learn from some of the most potent innovators, visionaries, green pioneers and change agents who offer skills training, inspiration and powerful solutions for our global sustainability issues. For more information, please visit

Latest Publications

What You Said

Ken White    Jul 31, 2014   

Change lever image via shutterstock. “Give me but one firm spot on which to stand, and I will move the earth.” — Archimedes   The systemic challenge we’re facing—in a nutshell—is … >>

Why are there no young people in the room?

Ken White    Mar 30, 2010   

PCI Development Director Ken White wrote Politics in a New Key: Breaking the Cycle of U.S. Politics with a Generational/Developmental Approach for Integral Review in response to the oft-heard but rarely answered lament: … >>

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement Report

Ken White    Sep 09, 2014   

Introduction A movement is emerging in many places, under many guises: New Economy (or Economies), Regenerative Economy, Solidarity Economy, Next Economy, Caring Economy, Sharing Economy, Thriving Resilience, Community … >>