NWEI INTRODUCTION               

The Northwest Earth Institute is recognized as a national leader in the development of innovative programs that empower individuals and organizations to protect ecological systems.
Today, NWEI offers seven study guides for small groups. These self-guided discussion courses are offered in workplaces, homes, faith centers, neighborhoods, and community centers throughout North America.

Course Offerings:
What is a Discussion Course?

Discussion courses consist of an average of 8 to 12 people who meet weekly or bi-weekly for an hour to an hour and a half to discuss readings from one of NWEI's course books.  These study guides, each about 100 pages, contain a diverse collection of short essays, articles, and book excerpts organized around weekly themes to create lively discussion.

Each meeting consists of two parts: an opening and a facilitated discussion. Meetings are facilitated by members of the group on a rotating basis. Guidelines for the facilitator are included in each course book.