Innovative Environment-Related Programs -- for Nonprofits, Businesses, Universities, and Government
Hoffman and Associates takes pride in developing groundbreaking programs
for diverse organizations. Below
are examples of programs and materials we have developed:
|Environmental analysis templates and environmental
education curricula for China’s national environmental protection agency;|
The governments of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin,
and other cities have utilized our framework for analyzing municipal
environments in China. China’s
national environmental protection agency has utilized environmental education
curricula that we provided.
|We developed an
international environmental consulting program for
a Japan-based environmental business;|
innovative, field-based environmental studies curricula and
an international exchange network for a Japanese university.|
This program is student-centered –
generate excitement in students studying environmental issues. The program emphasizes
field studies of
ongoing environmental debates. Students
interview stakeholders on all sides of controversies and learn
in-depth about value clashes in a different culture.
The program offers research experience in
beautiful natural areas.
overarching goal is for students to develop multifaceted understanding of U.S.
environmental culture and politics.
multicultural environmental education program (students
of all ages) for a
Japan-based environmental nonprofit organization;|
Together with a Japanese wildlife biologist, we developed
a popular environmental field studies program in Japan. The program enabled Japanese and non-Japanese students of all ages to
learn about environmental controversies, and engage in
discussion of resource conflicts.
Japanese Political Change and
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs);
Comparative Environmental Policy; Environmental and Ecological
Economics; Ecology: Theory and Practice; Environmental
These courses foster understanding
of recent dramatic changes in
environmental politics, economics, ecology, and
society, through books
and field visits with environmental,
business, and political leaders.
|At the request of the Environmental Defense Fund,
we performed surveys of stakeholders in the Great Printers Project, an inventive,
multi-state effort to encourage pollution prevention and waste reduction among U.S. printers.
Our report was used immediately by project leaders -- and communicated key findings to participants and funders (see
We evaluated the EDF
Sustainability Kit (an innovative tool that helps citizen groups work
with sustainability issues).
absolutely committed to
innovation and leading-edge thought."
--Steven M. Hoffman, Hoffman and Associates