TREES Local Societies Initiative
Theological Roundtable on Ecological Ethics and Spirituality (TREES)
Graduate Theological Union
This society seeks to expand the awareness of GTU, UC Berkeley, and the surrounding community to eco-justice issues. Topics covered include scientific and faith based views on population, consumption, economics, global warming, toxicity, genetically modified organisms, and environmental racism. The group endeavors to consider these matters from theological, religious and philosophical perspectives and varying worldviews. Each semester focuses on one particular issue presenting four major speakers, publicized broadly to the general public and surrounding institutions. Supplemental readings are provided to smaller study groups who will meet four times per semester to discuss readings and speaker presentations. A website and forum supplements talks and discussions. Matching funds are provided by Graduate Theological Union and donations of TREES members.