CEE November Newsletter

CEE News
November 2021

Dear Friends,

As many of us gather to give thanks in the coming days, we at Center for Earth Ethics want to convey our respect and gratitude to Indigenous peoples around the world who have kept traditional ways that honor and protect the whole community of life. We also want to share some updates from our work.



Program Updates

William J. Barber III Joins CEE

If you are in Virginia, please join Will and other dedicated climate justice advocates for ”Protect Our Air, Our Lives” this Saturday, November 27, 2021, 2 – 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Angler’s Park, 350 Northside Drive, Danville, Virginia. Learn More and Register Here.

Virginia Mercury Publishes Karenna Gore Column on Mountain Valley Pipeline

On the 49th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Executive Director Karenna Gore penned a guest column, “The common wealth of water,” in the Virginia Mercury. Gore urged Virginia’s state government not to certify the planned Mountain Valley Pipeline. Read More

“The Time to Act is Now”: A Faith + Food Reflection

Indigenous Water Ethics: A Traditional Dialogue

On Thursday, October 7, CEE convened “Indigenous Water Ethics: A Traditional Dialogue.” Mona Polacca, senior fellow for the Original Caretakers Program, brought together diverse perspectives and lived experiences around Indigenous communities’ water sources: Betty Lyons, president and executive director of the American Indian Law Alliance, Austin Nunez, chairman of the Wa:k—San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation, and Rāwiri Tinirau, co-director of Te Atawhai o Te Ao, a Māori research institute. Watch Now

Upcoming Events

In Case You Missed It…

Advisory Board member Jacqueline Patterson, environmental justice advocate and founder of the Chisholm Legacy Project, received the 26th Heinz Award for the Environment. Read More

On November 2, Mona Polacca, senior fellow for the Original Caretakers Program, led a session, “In Conversation: Nature’s Community,” at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Learn More

On Tuesday, October 26, Union Theological Seminary hosted an online screening of “The Ants and the Grasshopper”—a new film that follows Anita Chitaya as she visits the US and battles hunger, sexism and climate change in her native Malawi. Co-director Raj Patel introduced the film. Afterwards, the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Episcopal Divinity School, led a discussion with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, director of the Kairos Center, Karenna Gore, executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics, and Francine Johnson from the Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign and Mileston Co-operative. Read More