As part of its evidence-based approach to climate solutions, CSCS sponsors and implements projects which represent innovative solutions to climate change.  A list of these projects, and where to find information on them, is outlined below.

If you are interested in more information on these projects, please email us at  Although CSCS works collaboratively, we do not have a grant program to fund extramural projects.

Baseline Survey
The baseline survey was one of the key activities for year one of the center’s work. This research drew upon existing survey research on attitudes regarding climate change and global warming as well as research on best practices for communicating with diverse constituencies regarding these topics.

This first survey research project focused on U.S. Mennonite persons and leaders. Preliminary findings have been reported here.

Baseline survey instrument: CSCS Baseline Survey 2017

In 2019-2020 we did a survey across U.S. Mennonite colleges to understand student perspectives on climate change.  Those results are published in this white paper


CSCS sponsored Dr. Peter Dula in the writing of a review essay on current trends and literature in environmental ethics from an Anabaptist perspective.  Access this article at the website for the Mennonite Quarterly Review.

CSCS helped to support the work of Dr. James Leaman on sustainable housing and the economics of solar energy.  See his digital publication and webpage resources for more information. 

Access the research of Joseph Harder, Climate Futures Fellow for 2020-21, who researched environmental expressions across Mennonite hymnals.  See his resource page for a detailed analysis of the work, and the congregational resources for Mennonite hymns that focus on environmental themes.