The Climate & Energy Project seeks to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in America's Heartland through the ambitious deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy, in policy and practice.


ChildrenInWheatFieldThe Climate & Energy Project:

  • Connects people, organizations, and ideas

  • Facilitates productive, pragmatic, long-term solutions

  • Presents balanced facts
  • Ensures that a wide range of voices are represented


CEP aims to infuse certain core values into community, regional, and national discussions of climate and energy.
  • Stewardship
    Making a commitment to safeguarding and sustaining the earth and its resources for future generations

  • Resilience
    Developing flexible energy and food systems with the strength and diversity needed to survive disruptions in climate or national security

  • Balance
    Acknowledging that all energy technologies have benefits and burdens, and that citizenship demands weighing this balance carefully

  • Innovation
    Supporting creative implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that are environmentally and socially sustainable


The Climate + Energy Project (CEP) is an equal opportunity employer.  CEP does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in any of our activities or operations.  CEP is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and all participants in our activities.  
We take this commitment seriously.  Please direct any complaints or concerns to our Executive Director, Dorothy Barnett at 785-424-0444 or via email at barnett at climateandenergy.org.