On-Campus Organizations

ECO (Environmental Campus Outreach at Hillel) is a group committed to teaching Jews and non-Jews alike about the importance of caring for our earth. ECO helps other Hillel communities to hold events that educate about consuming less, using less electricity and producing less waste.

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW-USA) is a student group that focuses on the challenges of long-term, sustainable development by seeking lasting solutions for reducing poverty, and by working to improve environmental, social, and economic sustainability worldwide.

GREEN House (Group Residence for Environmental Engagement at Northwestern) is an environmental-themed living community whose mission is to inspire future leaders to act in ways that will protect and sustain our planet.

ISEN (Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University) was established in 2008 as an umbrella organization for supporting and enhancing NU’s research, teaching and outreach activities in the areas of energy and sustainability. ISEN's mission is to create, advance and communicate new science, technology, and policy for sustainability and energy.

SEED (Students for Ecological and Environmental Development) mission is to inspire and lead environmental stewardship and advocacy. The students from SEED are responsible for advocating for the creation of the Environmental Policy and Culture Program, and for GREEN House.

SWAG (sustainNU Working Action Group) SWAG serves as a platform where students, faculty, and staff can share information, brainstorm, and collaborate around sustainability initiatives. Meetings are now organized by the Office of Sustainability and held bi-weekly on Fridays from 3:15 pm- 4:15 pm in the Scott Hall lower level conference room.