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    This year we celebrated our 25th Anniversary and our programs inspired nearly 40,000 people to take action for a sustainable future. Your support makes positive change possible.

  • 2018 October EcoChallenge

    Our Biggest Impact Yet

    16,615 October EcoChallengers came Together for Change and took 283,607 actions over the course of the 21-day sustainability program!

  • Drawdown EcoChallenge Impact

    Three weeks. 7,247 Participants and 75,979 actions.

    Project Drawdown and Northwest Earth Institute's EcoChallenge partnered 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.

  • New Edition of Choices For Sustainable Living

    In Celebration of our 25th Annivesary

    It’s here! We’ve launched a brand new edition of our most popular course book, Choices for Sustainable Living. This edition includes a new session on water, and has also been designed for use with an accompanying Choices for Sustainable Living online EcoChallenge. Session content in the new course book will complement online actions and resources – and we’re excited to formally integrate this course book with the online EcoChallenge platform, bringing together our two hallmark programs.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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