CEE’s work is structured around three key focus areas, each including a range of activities that facilitate communication and practical partnerships between secular and faith-based environmental leaders, create innovative educational opportunities, encourage deeper engagement in ecological issues among religious communities and “spiritual but not religious” people and measure success in terms of mutuality and sustainability rather than consumerism.


Preparing spiritual, religious, and ethical leaders for engagement on climate change and the ecological crisis.

Original Caretakers Initiative

Recognizing the important knowledge held by indigenous people, and their ongoing struggle for cultural, civil, and economic rights.

Sustainability and Global Affairs

Enhancing sustainability commitments here at Union Theological Seminary, and connecting with the international movement for a new development agenda and a just transition.