September 13, 2023
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Episode 6: “One Health” and Ethical Design with Andrew Schwartz

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Andrew Schwartz, a passionate advocate for environmental and climate justice, currently holds the esteemed Director of Sustainability and Global Affairs position at the Center for Earth Ethics. Under his leadership, the Center has pioneered initiatives like the 2021 Faith + Food Coalition Dialogues and the 2022 Values, Culture, and Spirituality Consultation Series, aligned with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. These programs have been instrumental in uniting global voices to champion environmental causes. With almost ten years under his belt, Andrew has collaborated with community torchbearers and governmental figures, forging multilateral alliances and bolstering environmental movements. His current role as the leader of the Climate Working Group for the UN Multi-faith Advisory Council further underscores his commitment to the cause.

Before his tenure at CEE, Andrew's journey saw him at the helm of Bend 2030, a diverse coalition in Bend, Oregon. He also co-directed the Micah Challenge USA, striving to eradicate extreme poverty, and managed the Climate Reality Project, an initiative by Al Gore to shape pivotal environmental policies on climate change.

A proud alumnus of Pacific Lutheran University and Union Theological Seminary, Andrew's fervor for environmental advocacy was ignited during his time at Union. He represented the youth at the United Nations 2012 Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, a significant summit addressing climate change.

Hailing from Oregon, Andrew also dedicates his time as the vice chair of the board for the Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter. Join us as we explore Andrew's insights and experiences on our journey towards a more sustainable future.


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