On a mission.

We help our clients, their key stakeholders, and their constituencies understand complex environmental issues, forge common purpose, and formulate practical, coherent policies so they can build prosperous and sustainable futures together.

Vision

A healthy and life-sustaining earth.

 

Mission

Building and fostering collaboration to resolve natural resource challenges.

 

Core Values

• Quality in our work
• Being challenged to grow • Wisdom and knowledge
• Empowering others
• Fun and adventure

 

 

 

Veda supports Black Lives Matter 

Veda’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

Our process.

Over the years we’ve developed a plug-and-play process that we can adapt to solve any problem. Here’s how it works:

Number one

1. Situation

A deep dive into understanding all that is at play, what’s at stake, who is impacted, and possible solutions.

  • Ask lots of questions
  • Interview stakeholders
  • Review research data
  • Research similar projects in the community
  • Interview other professionals

2. Design

We head back to Veda world headquarters to brainstorm ideas on what the solution should look like.

  • Think and brainstorm
  • Create flow charts
  • Collaborate with other people
  • Write the Action Plan
  • Share our recommendations with the client
Number two
Number three

3. Action

Do the work that we agreed to do in step 2.

  • Facilitate meetings where groups large or small discuss the problem and share ideas with Veda at the helm
  • Hold town hall meetings where communities come together to hear information and ask questions
  • Publish information via websites, handouts, posters, signage, etc.

4. Outcome

Provide a practical “go forward” plan that will have positive impact for the original issue.

  • Compile all the learnings into a final report
  • Define how to move forward, who needs to do what, and who made what commitments
  • People who weren’t working together before are now collaborating to solve problems
  • The environment is healthier
  • Communities of people feel heard and seen

Number four
I rely on Sarah and Hilary extensively and their work has been excellent and above expectations.

- Curtis Hinman, Senior Scientist, Herrera Environmental Consultants (formerly with WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center)