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CEL will be co-hosting its third annual symposium on Oct. 4-5, 2013 with the Association for Christian Sustainability Professionals (ACSP) in Nashville, TN. This is immediately prior to AASHE's annual conference (Oct. 6-9) . More details coming soon!
CEL is helping to train future generations of environmental leaders through the Creation Care Study Program, an undergraduate environmental study abroad program with campuses in Belize and New Zealand.
May 29, 2013 (Salt Lake City, UT)! For more details click this link.
To read the outcomes of this event click this link.
We’re devoted to two things; helping individuals, institutions, and communities act on their convictions to care for creation, and educating the next generation of Christian environmental leaders.
The dust has settled, and theological debate about environmental stewardship is over. Today’s conundrum isn’t deciding whether or not we should care for creation, but deciding how best to respond to our environmental challenges.
Our goal at the Center for Environmental Leadership is to stop your wheels spinning and to get you moving with good, sound environmental decisions.
We'll focus on three target areas, SUSTAINABILITY, FOOD and the BUILT ENVIRONMENT and augment that with partners like as Flourish who focus on related issues such as children in nature, environmental health, and poverty alleviation.
We’ll convene strategic gatherings to explore environmental issues and practical responses. For example, since 2011 the center has hosted the annual Symposium for Sustainability Leaders for sustainability coordinators, faculty, and administrators working at Christian colleges and universities. The outcomes of that symposium include the formation of the Association of Christian Sustainabilty Professionals and the Creation Care Covenant for Christian colleges and universities (soon to be released). In 2012 CEL hosted the New Urbanism for Christians symposium in Buffalo, NY, and the Food and Faith Symposoum co-hosted with the Duke Divinity School's Center for Reconciliation.
We will coordinate scholarly reviews of environmental issues and publish policy papers that cut through the confusion so institutions can make sound environmental policies.
The above activities and services will be rolled out over the next several months. If you believe in what we’re doing please join us by signing up for our e-mail newsletter, and we will keep you up to date on the center’s activities.