• Drawdown EcoChallenge

    April 4-25th, 2018

    Project Drawdown and Northwest Earth Institute's EcoChallenge are partnering to take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Take the challenge, and see how three weeks of action add up to a lifetime of change for you and the planet.

  • Choices For Sustainable Living Online Discussion Course

    Registration is now open!

    This special spring offering celebrates our 25th Anniversary and the release of the new, expanded version of CSL - which includes access to Choices EcoChallenge. Course participants will explore sustainability more deeply and envision a sustainable world from individual, societal and global perspectives.

  • 2017 EcoChallenge

    Two weeks. 12,214 Participants and 208,601 actions.

    Thanks to our participants and sponsors, this year's EcoChallenge was our biggest yet. Check out our impact summary to see how this year's actions created big change!

  • 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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