Our Work: In 2013 the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, declared that the two most pressing environmental issues are climate change & the growing divide between people & nature. The former is increasingly obvious; the latter is so significant because people who are personally connected to nature make more knowledgeable & conscientious decisions regarding the environment. CEI is unique in focusing concurrently on both of these critical areas of work with a focus on community-level change. At CEI we:
Mission: The Community Ecology Institute (CEI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to enhance community health and well-being by fostering diverse connections between people and the natural world.
Vision: Human and Natural Communities Thriving Together
Our Partners: CEI is committed to working in collaborative partnership with other organizations. We have a strong record of both supporting and receiving support from a variety of organizations and are deeply grateful for these partnerships.
Our Board: Members of our Board of Directors are committed individuals who have a passion for our mission and vision and the expertise needed to work toward its achievement. We are proud to have the energy, time, and dedication from each of them.
Fostering Healthy Communities
through Connection with Nature
The Community Ecology Institute