Center for Energy,
Environment & Sustainability

at Wake Forest University



CEES advances the global understanding of the interrelationship between humans and nature through the development of knowledge, technology, and leadership necessary to foster, protect, and restore human and environmental well-being.


We support the development of prosperous, secure, and resilient human communities that create a sustainable balance between resource use, the maintenance of ecosystems, and the social, cultural and economic vitality of the citizenry.  CEES serves as a catalyst and facilitator, bringing together the expertise of the faculty, the passion of students, and the knowledge and needs of the community to advance the research, teaching, and practice of sustainability across the region and globe.