CEE in the News

Clergy From Around the Planet Gathered to Pray for the Environment at Megiddo National Park February 9, 2020

By David Israel / 12 Shevat 5780 – February 7, 2020 Originally Published by the Jewish Press. Photo Credit: Lucy Yosef / Israel Nature and Parks Authority Clergy from around the planet pray at Megiddo National Park, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020  A delegation of ninety-four senior clerics from around the… Read more


Flashback to 2018… Karenna Gore interviewed by LINYEE YUAN. LinYee Yuan is the founder and editor of MOLD. Through original reporting, MOLD explores how designers can address the coming food crisis by creating products and systems that will help feed 9 billion people by the year 2050. “When we frame… Read more

Successful Seminar “Indigenous Knowledge for Integral Water Management in Latin America and the Caribbean” January 7, 2020

Report on “Indigenous Knowledge for Integral Water Management in Latin America and the Caribbean ” Manaus, Brazil August 8-9 from CODIA.  CEE’s Mindahi Bastida was pleased to participate (see photo below). CODIA, September 6, 2019 Within the framework of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, UNESCO convened leaders from Panama,… Read more

Parenting in the Time of Climate Change Part I: Karenna Gore on Parenting Through Climate Anxiety December 3, 2019

Cindy Wang Brandt interviewed CEE Director Karenna Gore on Parenting through Climate Anxiety as part of her series on Parenting Forward.   The author covers topics concerning raising spiritual children without trauma, re-examining faith with embodied values and concerns for a better future. Show Description: “I talk with Karenna Gore, Director… Read more

Catherine Flowers Op-Ed for Alabama Voices: Give Alabamians the freedom of solar choice December 3, 2019

Catherine Coleman Flowers – Special to the Advertiser Originally Published 1:12 PM EST Dec 3, 2019 to the Montgomery Advertiser Photo: Solar panels on Ireland Farms in Alpine, Ala., are seen on Wednesday September 25, 2019. Mickey Welsh / Advertiser ————————————- Imagine if every time you picked a peach off of… Read more

Alabama Voices: Two million Americans are in a water crisis; some of them are your neighbors November 22, 2019

Catherine Flowers and George McGraw – Special to the Advertiser Originally Published 9:00 AM EST Nov 22, 2019 to the Montgomery Advertiser Scenes from Lowndes County, where only 20 percent of homes are connected to sewer systems. In the Black Belt running through Alabama and Mississippi, the dark, clay soil that… Read more

Karenna Gore participates in interfaith climate event in Recife November 8, 2019

Originally published in Portuguese DIÁRIO DE PERNAMBUCO – 8NOV19 Interview with Karenna Gore By: Sérgio Xavier STILL INCONVENIENT TRUTHS Karenna Gore participates in interfaith event about the climate in Recife and talks about the global challenges of sustainable development Reversing environmental degradations on planetary scales, containing global warming and eliminating immense… Read more

CEE’s Karenna Gore at Interfaith Ceremony for Climate at Kahal Zur Israel – Recife, Brazil November 6, 2019

Karenna Gore, Director of Center for Earth Ethics, will join Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Leaders to Host a Multi-Religious Event for Climate Protection at the Americas’ Oldest Synagogue, Kahal Zur Israel, in Recife, Brazil on Friday, November 8, at 2:30 pm, on Bom Jesus street, near Marco Zero,… Read more

Simple Gifts for Mother Earth: A beautiful way to kick off Climate Week November 4, 2019

On the eve of Climate Week we gathered in an historic meeting house church on the New Haven Green to center ourselves, align our intentions for the days ahead and to be reminded of why we gather at this time, and what’s at stake. Invocation – Tiokasin Ghosthorse What we… Read more

Indigenous leaders mobilize in Paris to recognize the rights of “Mother Earth” October 31, 2019

biodiversity By  Laurence Dequay Posted on 24/10/2019 at 10:40 Originally published en Français at Marianne.net Invited by the Amazon Planet Association, Amazonian, Mexican, and Maasai spiritual leaders, people who have been protecting biodiversity for thousands of years, come together to convince world leaders and civil society to treat “Mother Earth” as… Read more

Sanctuarizing Forests: report October 31, 2019

Originally Published by Normandy Chair for Peace BY CLAUDIA PINEDA CONCHA · PUBLISHED 31/10/2019 · UPDATED 14/11/2019 Event organised by Emilie Gaillard, General Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace (Normandy region, CNRS, University of Caen in Normandy), in collaboration with Nadia Tahir (ERLIS, University of Caen in Normandy) and Vassili Rivron (CERREV, University of… Read more

‘Peace With Not Just People, But Also Nature’ October 29, 2019

Originally Published by The New York Jewish Week By MIRIAM GRONER 29 October 2019, 5:42 pm “Most politicians see the Jordan River as a border,” Bromberg said “We see the river as a bridge.” For environmentalist peacebuilders in the Middle East, solving the climate crisis & the conflict go hand in hand.… Read more

Karenna Gore on the Intersection of Faith, Climate Change, and Social Justice September 25, 2019

Originally Published by State of the Planet, Earth Institute at Columbia University September 25, 2019 By Jeff Berardelli For the past five years Karenna Gore, age 46, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore, has been working in the family business of climate change. While that… Read more

CBS News covers climate change at UN General Assembly 2019 – Karenna Gore contributes September 17, 2019

Climate Change Front and Center at UN General Assembly 2019 Originally published on CBSNews.com.  September 17, 2019 CBS News’ Pamela Falk covers the Climate Crisis ahead of the UN Climate Summit.  CBS has joined 250 news sources committed to a week of climate coverage – Climate Coverage Now. “There is… Read more

The Remarkable Life of the First Woman on the Harvard Faculty August 30, 2019

CEE Director Karenna Gore NY Times Op-ed for Aug. 29, 2019.  Part of a series of opinion articles about the events of 1919. Alice Hamilton, an expert on public health, foresaw the rise of fascism in Germany. In late August 1919, 50-year-old Alice Hamilton was sitting onboard a steamship typing quickly on… Read more

PBS News Hour Reports on UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty Visit July 22, 2019

CEE’s Senior Fellow on Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement, Catherine Coleman Flowers, was among those interviewed by PBS for The Story of American Poverty. More than 18 million Americans live in “extreme poverty,” according to a report from the United Nations, which ranked poverty in the U.S. alongside some of… Read more

Why Fighting Climate Change With Faith & Morality May Just Save the Planet July 5, 2019

CEE’s Karenna Gore sits down with Errol Louis to talk about Climate Change, Faith and Morality on NY1’s  “You Decide” podcast. Karenna discusses her efforts through the work of the Center for Earth Ethics to reframe climate change as a moral and spiritual issue and engage faith-based leaders to help… Read more

Va NAACP, 28 Members of the General Assembly, CEE File Amicus Brief: Union Hill “deserves our protection and our respect” June 30, 2019

Originally published June 8, 2019 by lowkell See below for the amicus brief filed today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. According to the brief: “Amici curiae are 28 members of the Virginia General Assembly, the legislative body for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the longest continuous law-making body in… Read more

CEE Travels to Virginia to Say No to Pipelines May 23, 2019

Most content originally published by ARTivism Virginia and Virginians for Justice! On May, 17, 2019 Virginians and allies from the region walked with Union Hill to demand environmental justice and a stop to the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines. They were joined by William Barber III and… Read more

Original Caretakers Participate in the UNPFII 2019 and Side Events in photos May 12, 2019

Dr. Mindahi Bastida and Geraldine Ann Patrick Encina of the Center for Earth Ethics Original Caretakers Initiative joined indigenous leaders from around the world in dialogue at the United Nations Headquarters and at events throughout New York City during Earth Week.  Topics included care for the environment, trade agreements and… Read more

Delegates from the Mapuche Nation and Likanantay bring awareness to Human Rights Violations at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues April 27, 2019

New York, United States of America – from Desarrollo Intercultural Chile The Mapuche Nation and Likanantay were present at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Delegates representatives of communities and organizations of the Mapuche and Lickanantay Nations, arrived today at the United Nations building in… Read more

Karenna Gore on Climate Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility at LIM February 13, 2019

Originally posted to the LIM Blog by Janise Vargas On Monday, February 4, our Sustainability and the Future of Fashion class at LIM College shared a conversation with Founder and Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, Karenna Gore. We spoke about climate change and its relation to ethics and social justice on… Read more

In Case You Missed It… CEE Update from August 30th: Are You Ready to RISE for Climate Justice? September 2, 2018

Here’s Everything You Need to Know for the Upcoming Week of Action on Climate (P.S.  There’s still time to help flyer at events around the city including joining today’s Caribbean-West Indian Day Parade climate contingent.) Rise For Climate, Jobs, and Justice is less than two weeks away, and  Thursday, 8/30 at 8 PM EST is a national… Read more

Poor People’s Campaign Gives Testimony at Congressional Hearing June 19, 2018

A movement is happening.  The Poor People’s Campaign has launched a united force for change bringing together people of diverse backgrounds who share a common calling to restore reason and dignity to the United States of America.  This stage of the campaign – 40 Days of Moral Action – began on… Read more

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights to present report findings on the US, CEE’s Catherine Flowers to attend June 15, 2018

The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, toured parts of the United States in December of 2017.  His findings are detailed from visits to California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Alabama (Lowndes County and Montgomery), Georgia (Atlanta), Puerto Rico (San Juan, Guayama and Salinas), West… Read more