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Green Spaces Are Not Luxuries: A Reflection on Mombasa

As we work on ecosystem restoration, we need to be cognizant of the structures and histories that brought us to the place that we’re in today. Our current institutions, the way land is utilized and occupied, as well as the allocation of green spaces are all informed by the generations that came before us and the choices that they made. Though we cannot choose what we’ve inherited, we can choose

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Engaging Women of Faith in Food Systems Transformation

Food and water insecurity. Population growth. Diet and nutrition. These three conditions combined – exacerbated by climate change – are creating challenges and even failures of food systems in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, both in regards to sustainability and human health.   On June 7, 2022, the Faith + Food Coalition, along with its regional partners, hosted a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference to hear directly from

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Meeting the Moment: Earth Day 2022

The climate crisis is a present, existential threat, yet there’s still time to change course and genuine reasons to be hopeful. That was a central message at the “Earth Day 2022: Life Force” celebration on April 22. This unique gathering, organized by the Center for Earth Ethics in collaboration with the Climate Museum and Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), brought together a panoply of artists, poets, climate activists and advocates, Indigenous peoples and thought leaders

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Global Support for UNEA Plastics Treaty Brings Hope

During the closing plenary session of the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, or UNEA 5.2, earlier this year, representatives gave a standing ovation for the passing of a resolution: “End Plastic Pollution: Towards an Internationally Legally Binding Instrument.” In order to understand how groundbreaking this really is, we must understand the shortcomings of earlier proposals to fix the climate crisis. Fossil fuel and petrochemical companies are adept at greenwashing,

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Karenna Gore: “Faiths Respond to Stockholm+50”

I was grateful for the opportunity to speak at a dialogue, “Faiths Respond to Stockholm+50,” organized by Faith for Earth Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme on March 4, 2022. Below is an extended version of my remarks.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak. If I may, I would like to begin by describing my personal perspective on this topic. I was born close to the time of the

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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. Sincerely, Karenna The Metaphysics of COP 26 Executive Director Karenna

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