Sustainability and Global Affairs


We’re connecting the global to the local.

CEE works to enhance sustainability commitments at Union Theological Seminary, and to connect with the international movement for a new development agenda and a just transition. We support a new development agenda, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals, which recognizes that an ecological society will require local, national, and international action to challenge economic paradigms that emphasize short-term profit over long-term health and communities.

Meet the team


Meet Rick Clugston

Rick is CEE’s Director of Sustainability and Global Affairs. He’s also Co-Director of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future and directs the Sustainable Development Programs of Forum 21.
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From the blog

Kindness in Times of Fire

A poem by Lyla June Johnston
Original Caretakers Fellow Read more

Dismantling Colonialism: A Treatise on Forgiveness

Fellow Lyla June Johnston’s reflections and analysis of pervasive colonialism and its impacts upon the colonized Read more