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

Linking Local & Global

Storytelling can play an important role in connecting our individual stories to our community story. These narratives then connect us to other environmental justice stories across borders to create awareness of the issues and potential solutions our communities face.

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

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).

Centering Environmental Justice in EPA Rulemaking 

Washington, DC (March 1, 2024) — Today, leaders within the environmental justice movement responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

Black History Month Environmental Justice Book Recommendations

This Black History Month, we put together a short list of important literature that celebrates and shares Black stories in the environmental justice and conservation movement.

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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.