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  • Intro to the NW Earth Institute

    Join us and discover change, together.

    At NWEI, we believe the solution to the Earth's biggest challenges lies in the power of collective change: by taking action in our own lives and inspiring the people around us, each of us contributes to a world of impact. Find out how you can create your own community of change.

  • NWEI on Campus

    NWEI courses are sparking shared learning in a variety of campus-based settings.

    More than 300 colleges and universities worldwide have successfully used NWEI’s discussion course books to strengthen academic communities and foster learning about sustainability, both in and out of the classroom. This short video will tell you more about our work on campus.

  • Sarah’s EcoChallenge:

    For two weeks, I’ll carry all of my trash with me.

    Our annual EcoChallenge helps you move from “I should” to “I am!” With built-in support from thousands of participants and fun and easy ways to share stories with friends and family, most EcoChallengers discover that what starts as a two-week challenge becomes a lifetime of meaningful change.

  • NWEI at Work

    Hundreds of businesses, including Intel, Starbucks and Hewlett Packard have used NWEI courses to achieve sustainability goals.

    Through shared learning, shared stories and shared action, NWEI helps businesses and organizations align the actions of their employees with organizational sustainability goals. This includes corporate leaders such as The Standard, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Starbucks. Find out more in this short video.

  • Connect

    Learning is easier and more fun when it happens as a community. We give you the tools to break big issues into bite-sized pieces and tackle them, together.

  • Discover

    Shared stories lead to shared inspiration. Together, you discover new ways to live, work, create and consume. There’s no right answer: your community helps you uncover solutions that work for you.

  • Change

    With built-in support from your personal community of change, taking action is easy. And once you start, you won’t want to stop. Get started and see for yourself.

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