Applications are now open for 2021-22 David R. Keller Sustainability Prize. See the application link on this page for details.

Deadline: December, 15th, 2021

The prize is made possible through a generous grant from the Keller Family Foundation
For more information, contact Thomas Bretz at

About the award

David R. Keller was Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics from 1999 until his untimely passing in 2013. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Georgia under the guidance of Frederick Ferre. David's work focused on environmental ethics and he advocated for philosophers, scientists, and policymakers to work together for environmental stewardship.

In memory of our colleague, the center supports the David R. Keller Sustainability Prize given to organizations in our region in support of exceptional innovation and leadership on sustainability issues.

These may include governmental, non-profit, and for-profit organizations

This is a picture of David Keller talking into a microphone

2020-21 David R. Keller Sustainability Prize Recipient

Bike Utah  

The Center for the Study of Ethics is pleased to announce that Bike Utah is the recipient of the 2020 David R. Keller Sustainability Prize.

Bike Utah is a  bicycle advocacy leader working to create networks of cycling lanes, paths, and trails that contribute to livable, healthy communities. The grant will support the use of GIS to evaluate bicycle infrastructure throughout the state. Data gathered will help in the policy-making process for various municipalities to help make streets more equitable and safe.

Bike Utah Website