Bringing Justice to Sustainability

Grounded in the lived experiences of low income and communities of color, we root our work in research, community engagement, and policy to build the capacity of environmental justice communities.


Upcoming Workshops and Events

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

This facilitation guide is meant to highlight the positive environmental impacts that the IRA can have in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and states. Together, we will envision what a flourishing community looks like with IRA benefits implemented.

Past Workshop: Justice in Home Energy Workshop

Join CEED & Cooperative for Energy Futures (CEF) for our home energy justice workshop! We will work to better understand just what your energy bills mean and how much certain go-to appliances may be costing you

All members of society have a voice in public decision-making and have a right to a healthy and vibrant planet.

We work to ensure that historically marginalized communities and policy makers have the tools and information they need to create just, sustainable energy and environmental policy. Indigenous communities, low income communities, communities of color (i.e. environmental justice communities) have a right to be at the decision making table. We develop tools and information on climate, environment and energy to build the capacity of community members to effectively participate in public decision making.

What We Do


Policy Advocacy

CEED provides research and capacity building so that communities can make informed decisions about policies and programs affecting their environmental conditions on the local and federal level.


Climate, Energy & Health Research

CEED works in partnership with grassroots communities, policy makers and researchers, combining technical research with a priority for understanding policy impacts on justice communities.


Popular Education

CEED conducts popular education within grassroots communities to build their capacity to engage in their own voice on critical energy, climate and environmental policies and planning that affect their health and livelihoods.

Read the Latest

STATEMENT: EPA must continue to make progress on cutting down health harming from the power sector

Today, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a suite of final rules to cut down health harming pollution from the power sector.

Personalizing Learning Through Zines: CEED’s Popular Education Curriculum on The Inflation Reduction Act

CEED develops popular education materials and conducts community education workshops and trainings that position communities to share stories and experiences…

The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) Reacts to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Awardee Announcement

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its first round of awardees for the $14 billion National Clean Investment Fund (NCIF) and $6 billion Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) representing $20 billion dollars that will be awarded to eight applicants as part of the historic Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).

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Information is Power

Our interactive mapping tool pinpoints sources of pollution in the Twin Cities in order to promote a common understanding of environmental risks amongst ourselves.

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Donating to CEED ensures that communities and policy makers have the tools and information they need to create just, sustainable energy and environmental policy.