Business and Community Connections

We prioritize building strong connections with the DeKalb Community. As part of NIU's commitment to the "communiversity" model, we are proud to collaborate with exceptional local businesses and organizations that share our passion for sustainability and energy. These partnerships strengthen our university's efforts and contribute to the continuous development of our community.

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

  • Pizzo & Associates and EnCap Incorporated have both 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.
  • OSI Group and the Northern Illinois Food Bank both contribute expertise to building the sustainable food systems emphasis of study.

Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy
325 Montgomery Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1814
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