CEE in the News

Climate Equity and Inclusion July 1, 2020

by Catherine Flowers Published June 22nd 2020 on World War Zero When people think about climate change and environmentalism, the image that comes to mind is a polar bear on a melting block of ice. However, that image neglects to include people, especially living in communities that are suffering from lack of… Read more

Catherine Flowers recognized among Black Climate Scientists & Scholars “Changing the World” June 15, 2020

Excerpts from “The Black Climate Scientists and Scholars Changing the World” by SOPHIE HIRSH. Read the Full Article on Green Matters. Environmentalism is intersectional — to effectively protect our planet and fight the climate crisis, we must also fight for the rights of marginalized groups around the world, especially those… Read more

Catherine Coleman Flowers appointed to ‘Unity’ Task Force on Climate Change May 21, 2020

Moved by a visit to Lowndes County, Alabama, Bernie Sanders has appointed Catherine Coleman Flowers, Founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ) and CEE Fellow on Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement to the ‘Unity’ Task Force on Climate Change. Flowers has been shining a spotlight for… Read more

Mindahi Bastida and Tiokasin Ghosthorse join other indigenous voices contributing to National Geographic Corona Virus Coverage May 20, 2020

Traditional indigenous beliefs are a powerful tool for understanding the pandemic Native American spiritual leaders say this is a time to recalibrate for a better future. BY RACHEL HARTIGAN SHEA PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSUÉ RIVAS Read the complete article at National Geographic online – May 12, 2020 *** ‘Blood memory’ For indigenous people,… Read more

Press Release: CEE Teams up with Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center to launch “Earth Stanzas” April 17, 2020

Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center launch “Earth Stanzas,” an interactive online Earth Day Poetry Project April 17, 2020 New York, NY / Kent, OH The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent… Read more

“Holy Land, Living Water” – Convening Celebrates UN WIHW 2020 March 24, 2020

Let the Parliament of the World’s Religions take you on a journey through story, videos and photos of an interfaith pilgrimage to remember the Sacredness of Water & the power of connecting with Sacred Sites of every faith. *** Program Blog Posted In:  World Interfaith Harmony Week 03. 11. 2020 By  Parliament… Read more

Columbia World Leaders Forum with Sanna Marin, moderated by Karenna Gore March 19, 2020

This World Leaders Forum program featured an address, “The Climate Neutral Welfare Society: Is it the Model of the Future?”, by Ms. Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Introduction and Welcome by: Alexander N. Halliday, Director, The… Read more

Sanna Marinin luennolle jonotettiin sateessa New Yorkissa – ”Viimeksi Jay-Z oli näin suosittu” March 15, 2020

Originally Published March 7, 2020  – Ilta~Sanomat, Finnish with English translation available The audience praised the Finnish Prime Minister for her standing. Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s (sd) lecture on Friday caused a public outcry at Columbia University in New York. Watch the video for the full performance of Sanna Marin at Columbia… Read more

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