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Giving to Environmental Studies

Directions to direct your donation to the ESE Institute and Environmental Studies:

  • Go  to the NIU Foundation donation portal
    • Designations (see image below)
      • "Select from a list of designations..."
      • A pop-up box will appear with selection options
        • Scroll nearly to bottom to "Other Giving Opportunities" OR type "Institute" in the search box
        • Select "Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy"
        • Continue
    • Enter an amount
    • Complete the remainder of the form and select "Next" to move on to billing information, then review, then submit and finish


Or visit the NIU Foundation website for information about how to give.
foundationChecks should be made out to:

NIU Foundation
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115


The Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy places a high value in the continuous development of its relationship with the people, organizations, and businesses within the DeKalb Community. As Northern Illinois University continues to enhance its connection to the DeKalb Community and uses the “communiversity” model, the ESE Institute is proud to have established relationships with some incredible local businesses and organizations to support the University’s efforts.

Our partnerships and connections made with local businesses benefit our students by providing career development opportunities, program support, and sustainability partnerships. 

Pizzo & Associates has continuously made internship opportunities available to students interested in ecological restoration.

Goodwill of Northern Illinois has provided the resources for students to participate in the campus donation program by donating clothing, household goods, and other items to reduce the amount of unnecessary items going into our landfills. 

Waste Management is a generous sponsor of a variety of sustainable events in which the ESE Institute takes part.

Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy/ENVS
325 Montgomery Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115