About CELL

The Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) is a nonprofit educational organization inspiring students (our future leaders) to bring creative, systemic solutions and environmental stewardship to their individual lives and leadership positions.

The world has great need of people who not only understand what sustainability is all about, but who are committed to making a difference in the world. Leadership and action are at the heart of what CELL is all about.

Come be part of a team striving to help society achieve a tipping point toward a sustainable lifestyle that builds bridges of understanding and cooperative action between business, environmental, and social interests.

CELL defines sustainability as the ability to live in a way that enables humans and all life on earth to flourish forever.

Our Mission

The mission of CELL is to inspire people to work individually and collectively to achieve sustainability through transformation of self, community, and the world.


Our Vision

CELL envisions a future where people feel deeply connected with themselves, each other, and the Earth—equitably sharing and caring for the resources of a healthy planet.


Our Values

We believe that problems (individual, community, and global) can be solved through the application of critical inquiry, imagination, inspiration, ingenuity, and individual and community commitment. We believe that creative solutions exist for all problems. CELL further believes that true education should spur an inner transformation that impels life-changing action. CELL’s educational programs stir students to think more deeply, holistically, and compassionately about self, community, and our environment. CELL’s experiential programs not only increase students’ awareness, knowledge, and skills, more importantly, they empower them to be the change they wish to see in the world.