The Steady Stater             Vol. 14, Issue 1

Dear Steady Stater,

The holidays are past us and 2023 is in full swing. Yet some memories from 2022 are in order, as several great people left us, starting of course with Herman Daly, our intellectual forefather, champion of steady-state economics, and long-time board member.

Last month we lost Haydn Washington, a tireless advocate for the steady state economy and one of CASSE’s most reliable and productive chapter directors.

The renowned futurist Hazel Henderson and the medical research pioneer Arthur Riggs also bid farewell in 2022. Both were CASSE signatories.

Each of these wonderful friends and colleagues would want CASSE to push ahead more vigorously than ever in 2023. We’re set to do precisely that with the most experienced staffer we’ve hired to date. Gary Gardner started as our managing editor on January 23. The longtime Worldwatch Institute writer brings outstanding authoring and editing capabilities to CASSE, plus a well-developed background in limits to growth and natural resources issues.

We’ve also hired Rosalie Bull as a communications assistant. In addition to an English degree from Washington and Lee University and a completed Fulbright scholarship, Rose brings a passionate concern for sustainability and a positive presence to the workplace. She’ll be helping with a wide range of communications activities and products.

The next vacancy we’d like to fill is Policy Specialist. Anyone want to help develop and advance steady-state policies? We’ll be happy to review your application!

And please, always feel free to contact me regarding CASSE projects, present and potential.

Thank you!

Brian Czech, Executive Director

Meet Our New Staff

Rosalie Bull joined CASSE as the Communications Assistant in January 2023. She has a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University with interests ranging from eco-poetry to regenerative economics to digital art. She recently returned from the Ecuadorian Amazon, where she developed an electronic magazine covering eco-restoration projects with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship. She’s a sure-fire steady-stater with a background in community-based climate action.



Gary Gardner is an editor, writer, and researcher on global sustainability issues. He joined CASSE as the Managing Editor in January 2023. For more than two decades, he authored short- and long-form pieces on sustainability challenges at the Worldwatch Institute and at GreenFaith, and served as an editor at the International Council on Clean Transportation. Gary has authored several books, including The Earth Cries Out. He has spoken at global conferences hosted by institutions ranging from the United Nations to the Vatican. An aficionado of language and cultures, Gary speaks Spanish, reads French, and loves exploring diverse cultures.

Top Articles this Winter

Herald authors offered insightful perspectives on hot topics this winter. In case you missed them, here are the top three:

  1. Herman Daly (1938-2022): Up to the Steady State Economy
  2. Fusion Energy: A Different Take
  3. Ending Planned Obsolescence: a Nonpartisan Movement for Steady Staters to Support

Featured Video

On January 11, Brian Czech presented “Degrowth Toward a Steady State Economy” to the Canadian Association for the Club of Rome (CACOR). The presentation led to a lively discussion (included in the video) among CACOR and CASSE members and guests.


Czech’s presentation set a CACOR record for live audience participants and has generated over 700 views to date.

Chapter News


Craig Parker, CASSE’s Brisbane Chapter Director, had a meeting with Australian House of Representatives member Kate Chaney (independent) to discuss steady-state economics. He also presented on the necessity of a steady state economy at a sustainability festival held at the Oxley Bowls Club in Brisbane that was organized by CASSE supporter John Steley.

Signatory Spotlight

Satyendra Prasad is the ambassador and permanent representative of Fiji to the United Nations. Ambassador Prasad signed the CASSE Position Statement at 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), making him signatory # 15,827..


Cherished Endorsements

We are thankful for the endorsements of big-thinking organizations. As the
blank list of our organizational endorsements grows, so do the prospects for steady statesmanship. This quarter, we recognize Avaaz, a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.
CASSE offers an organizational membership for a flat fee of $100 per year. Annual dues entitle you to a copy of each Steady State Press book and a feature in The Steady Stater newsletter. For more information, check out our Join page!


“At nearly 80 years old, I am shocked, and deeply saddened, by the rapidity and extent of worldwide degradation. I feel I am doing my part in many ways to reduce my ‘footprint,’ but that my government, controlled as it is by corporate interests, is bent on growth at all costs.”
~Catherine Hudson

CASSE is Hiring!

Want to join the CASSE team? Please click on the job titles below to review the desired qualifications, salary/benefits, and instructions for applying.

Interested in interning with CASSE? Log in to Handshake and search for Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy to find all internship openings.



Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

4601 Fairfax Dr Ste 1200

Arlington, VA 22203-1559

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