The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions

A partnership between Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College, and Mennonite Central Committee

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Our vision is to joyfully respond to God's call to be stewards of the earth by mitigating the causes and adapting to the effects of global climate change, first in our institutions and then the broader Anabaptist faith community and beyond. We will create a "Center" to serve as a catalyst and integrator for this work, to connect, research, educate, and innovate together and be invitational to other Anabaptist organization to join in this effort.

Purpose of this website:

With the launch of the center only occurring on August 11, 2016, an official website has not yet been created. In the meantime, some news articles and media related to the center are posted here.

Stories about the launch:

Ray Martin helps EMU and partners to launch the
Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions

The Mennonite


August 23, 2016


A catalyst for stewardship, Ray Martin helps EMU and
partners to launch the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions

Eastern Mennonite University


August 12, 2016


Alumnus Donates $1 Million To EMU

Harrisonburg Daily News-Record


August 11, 2016


EMU Starts Sustainability Center With $1M

Harrisonburg Daily News-Record


August 12, 2016


Commentary from founding donor Ray Martin:

Remarks at the Launch of the Center

Eastern Mennonite University


August 11, 2016


Climate Center Starts Change Op-Ed

Harrisonburg Daily News-Record


August 13, 2016

Video of the launch:


Video Contents:

00:00 Kirk Shishler, Vice President for Advancement, Eastern Mennonite University

05:05 Lee Snyder, Interim President, Eastern Mennonite University

07:50 Fred Kniss, Provost, Eastern Mennonite University

13:20 Kenneth Newbold, Provost, Goshen College

17:20 Bruce Campbell-Janz, Executive Director, Mennonite Central Committee, East Coast

22:30 Ray Martin, Founding Donor