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

Toxics Trivia

Play this interactive Trivia game in a workshop setting or by yourself to learn about environmental health in the Twin Cities.

Responding Together: Community Emergency Response Workshop

In 2012, the Zenteotl Project organized the first community-led emergency response event in Minneapolis. This year CEED will again be…

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

CEED Welcomes Dr. Kristi Pullen Fedinick as its New Executive Director

CEED announces the appointment of Dr. Kristi Pullen Fedinick as its new Executive Director

CEED welcomes Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

CEED welcomes Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome as the White House Council on Environmental Qualityโ€™s newly-appointed Senior Director for Environmental Justice.

A Framework for Local Action on Climate Change: 9 Ways Mayors Can Build Resilient and Just Cities

New Report fromย CEED and Center for American Progress on what cities need to do to build just and equitable communities in a climate change world.

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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.

Support Our Work

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