• 2017 EcoChallenge

    Everyone's Got Their Reason To Take Action. What's Yours?

    EcoChallenge is a fun and social way to take action on the issues you care about. Take the challenge, and see how two weeks of action can add up to a lifetime of positive changes for you, your community, and the planet!

  • A Different Way: Living Simply In A Complex World

    Explore our newest Discussion Course Book.

    A Different Way provides an opportunity to reconnect with your values and discover how simple living intersects with sustainability -- at the personal and global levels.

  • Northwest Earth Institute

    Join us and discover change, together.

    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 EcoChallenge

    Small actions add up to real change!

    We believe the solution to the planet’s biggest challenges lies in the power of collective action. Join us for the EcoChallenge!

  • Campus Sustainability

    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.

  • Workplace Sustainability

    Hundreds of businesses, including Intel, Starbucks and Metlife 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. Find out more in this short video.

Change starts with you.

You create transformative change when you share learning, stories, and challenges with your community, whether on the bus, in the pew, at class, or at work.

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News & Inspiration

  • 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.

  • Reflect

    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.

  • Act

    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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