About

georgedraffanGeorge Draffan helps clients explore the dynamic connections between the environment, the economy, and politics.

George earned a degree in history at the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in librarianship at the University of Washington. In the 1980s he worked as an information specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, and then as a librarian for an environmental engineering firm where he managed the corporate library and provided biologists, toxicologists, geologists, engineers, and regulatory analysts with information on water and air pollution control, hazardous waste management, and public health issues.

Since 1990 George has served as a research consultant to public interest organizations and community groups, producing hundreds of corporate profiles, power maps of political influence, and analyses of industrial sectors, global production chains, and the environmental and economic impacts of globalization. He also offers writing and editing, abstracting and indexing services.

He was a founding board member of Conservation Northwest, and has been a volunteer and board member of the Northwest Dharma Association. He also teaches meditation and tai chi — also ways to understand and balance complex systems.

George’s passion and experience is in helping organizations and people understand and influence complex systems. If you would like explore the possibilities in support of your project, email or call George at 206-659-1954.

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