More than 400 colleges and universities worldwide have successfully used NWEI’s discussion course books to strengthen academic communities and foster learning about sustainability — in and out of the classroom. Designed to facilitate small group discussion amongst faculty, students or staff, the course books include a variety of perspectives on sustainability from thought leaders, with discussion questions that encourage critical thinking and discourse. New in 2017, NWEI is launching the Campus EcoChallenge, an online action event designed to empower students and participants to take action and track impact.

NWEI is sparking shared discovery, personal reflection and positive action in a wide variety of campus-based settings—from first-year to graduate level classes, with community-based learning initiatives, in residence halls and learning communities, for employee engagement initiatives for faculty and staff, and in other campus-wide programs. From liberal arts to the sciences, NWEI programs can be incorporated into existing curriculum to enable students to uncover core concepts in sustainability as they achieve broader learning objectives.

We also offer customized course ebooks, in person or online ‘train the trainer’ sessions, as well as online facilitation options for those wishing to engage a broader base of faculty, students and staff across campus(es). For more information on our consulting services and projects, click here.

Browse stories of how campuses globally are using NWEI course books to foster sustainability learning and action here. Learn more about our annual EcoChallenge here. If you’d like to order a discounted faculty review copy of any of our course books, please fill out this form. 

To start a sustainability discussion on campus or to learn about integrating NWEI’s course books and process into your course syllabus, contact us or read more about NWEI on Campus. You can also learn about NWEI’s transformative learning pedagogy here.

In 2017, NWEI published a white paper on Behavior Change for Sustainability. To read, click here.

“I use the Choices for Sustainable Living course book to introduce the concept and application of sustainability. It provides the backbone for sustainable thinking through bite-sized readings from leading thinkers and practitioners. The content and format directly hits the key challenges we face in a world of rapidly declining environmental, social and economic capital. More importantly, the text provides reasons for hope, optimism and action.” – Mike Shriberg, Ph.D., Education Director at the University of Michigan’s Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute


Is your campus working toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Explore how EcoChallenge and our discussion course books align with the SDG’s.


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