At CSCS we are building networks through our Campus Sustainability Ambassadors, congregational networking in advocacy and pastoral ecology, and by connecting researchers from Anabaptist institutions.

At CSCS we are developing leaders through our student leadership training, global & marginalized voices program, pastoral ecology training, and support of innovative researchers at Anabaptist institutions.

At CSCS we are inspiring action by supporting student work on-campus and after graduation, creating resources, providing opportunities for Anabaptists to take action on climate change, and supporting researchers promoting novel approaches to addressing climate change.


Sinking, Displacement and Lack of Clean Water Access in Jakarta, Indonesia

What do you do when you don’t have access to clean water? You dig a well. The city of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city with a population of almost 11 million people, is sinking at an average rate of 17 centimeters per year, making it the fastest sinking city in the world, although certainly not the only. By 2050, it is estimated that one third of the city will be underwater.
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Deforestation in Malawi and the Church Communities that are Working to Counter It

In Blantyre, Malawi, the rain is becoming less reliable. “We used to plant our crops in October,” said Brethren in Christ Bishop and Pastor Francis Kamoto. “Normally we have rain in three months, but you cannot predict it anymore. This year, we planted our crops in January.”
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Creation Justice Ministries and CSCS Co-sponsor Climate Workshop for Faith Leaders

Creation Justice Ministries and CSCS are teaming up to host a retreat for faith leaders titled ‘Pastoral Care for Climate’ at the Duke University Marine Lab from June 13th-15th.⁠ Pastors and other church leaders are unique in bringing together social, emotional and spiritual roles. The training helps empower pastors and other leaders to effectively engage science, broaden climate action in a congregation or ministry setting, and move people from denial and inaction to congregational action and political advocacy.
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Who We Are

The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS) is a collaborative initiative of Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College, and Mennonite Central Committee to lead Anabaptist efforts to respond to the challenges of climate change.

 
 

What We Do

Launched in the fall of 2016 by a gift from Ray Martin (read more about the launch here), CSCS advances thinking and action in Anabaptist and
other faith communities to address climate change as one of the most crucial moral challenges of our time. We work towards climate justice by inspiring action, developing leadership, and
building networks.

The Center’s primary areas of engagement are in 1) resourcing student leaders/campus advocacy groups, 2) equipping pastors and congregational leaders, 3) researching best practices and innovative solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, and 4) motivating communities through stories and perspectives of those most affected by climate change, and who suffer climate injustice.