The Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (ESE) is a collaborative program to foster research, education and community engagement about the environment and sustainability.
Our programs are interdisciplinary - NIU faculty from several colleges teach courses in our undergraduate program and lead research programs. We encourage hands-on learning through for-credit internships and research projects. We also provide opportunities to be involved on-campus through our Green Living Community and native plant garden.
Please consider donating to the ESE Institute (home of Environmental Studies). Here is information on how to contribute. Contributions will be used for student scholarships, program development, or your personal priority.