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Sustainability and Global Affairs

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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.

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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

Encounters with Plant Medicine Tradition in Mexico

While in Mexico last July, 2017, I had three encounters with traditional, local, Medicinal Plants experts. The first was in the recently created Clinic of Mazahua Traditional Medicine at the Intercultural University of Mexico State which Mindahi Bastida Munoz co-founded in 2004 in San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico.  … Read more

Mungo Man: The Journey Home

This week, Australia welcomed home its oldest known human, 43,000 year old Mungo Man.  CEE’s Original Caretakers Program Director, Mindahi Bastida, traveled across the globe to be a part of this historic event.    Dean Sewell documented the long journey home for The Guardian. Mindahi, what was the purpose of your… Read more