Our Mission

Environmental change presents us with our grandest challenges. The most basic of necessities: food, water and energy, must be provided sustainably for a growing global population. Our mission is to facilitate environmental engagement through study and action to meet those challenges. Explore Northwestern’s Portal for Environmental Studies to learn about the opportunities in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and culture.

Kaplan Dialogue Series

"The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Catastrophe"
with Deborah Coen and Timothy Morton

Tuesday, November 4th, 4:30 PM
Guild Lounge, Scott Hall
601 University Place

Reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public

This event is made possible in part by the Harris Fund


Wangechi Mutu applies a collaged approach to address issues of racial stereotyping, femininity and sexuality, and environmental degradation at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art through December 7.
Northwestern University has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) with organizational representation from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN).
Green Cup is a month-long competition which will take place from October 20 - November 16, 2014; challenging Northwestern University students living in campus residence halls and Greek housing to reduce energy and water use.
Green Office helps decrease a department’s or office’s environmental impact by offering guidance on energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and increasing environmental awareness in the workplace.