The Center for the Study of Ethics supports and facilitates the study of environmental ethics and related issues. For the past twenty-five years, the center has hosted the annual David R. Keller Symposium to explore the complex relations between human beings and the natural world. Previous conferences include the following titles: “Energy Alternatives for the Twenty-First Century,” “Ecosystems Ethics and Environmental Policy,” and “What is the Value of Wilderness?” Participants in the program 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 for the Study of Ethics supports the David R. Keller Sustainability Prize given to community organizations in support of exceptional innovation and leadership on sustainability issues. Prize recipients are governmental, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.