Areas of Impact
The Center for Environmental Leadership has 25+ plus years of experience in the Christian creation care movement. During that time CEL has instigated and led several programs and initiatives that have an enduring legacy, including the Creation Care Study Program, the Congress for the New Urbanism Members’ Christian Caucus, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Creation Care Task Force. CEL leverages its experience and leadership in strategic collaborations with other Christian organizations like the World Evangelical Alliance, the Lausanne Creation Care Network, and the Parish Collective to name just a few, to empower Christians to care for creation in cutting edge ways.
The design of the built environment — that is the cities, towns, villages, and neighborhoods where we live — has a huge impact for good or bad on both human flourishing and the ecological integrity of creation. The Congress for the New Urbanism Members’ Christian Caucus helps Christians to become placemakers, that is, to design, build, and retrofit places fit for human flourishing and ecological sustainability.
The Creation Care Study Program is CEL’s oldest and best know program. CCSP is a Christian environmental study abroad program serving over 30 Christian colleges and universities at its campuses in Belize and New Zealand. The mission of CCSP is to educate tomorrow’s generation of Christian leaders “to be a part of, and agents for, God’s shalom particularly through understanding and caring for creation.”