The Center for the Study of Ethics provides support for environmental sustainability and related areas of public policy. For the past twenty-five years, the center has hosted an annual Environmental Ethics Symposium to explore the complex relations between human beings and the natural world. Previous conferences include “Energy Alternatives for the Twenty-First Century,” “Ecosystems Ethics and Environmental Policy,” and “What is the Value of Wilderness?” Participants have included J. Baird Callicott, David Rothenberg, Terry Tempest Williams, Tom Zeller, Jr., Deni Elliott, Chip Ward, and Robert Solomon.

In memory of our colleague, the center also supports the David R. Keller Sustainability Prize awarded to  organizations in support of exceptional innovation and leadership on sustainability issues. Prize recipients are governmental, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.