G&ES students visit local parks and preserves




Department adds Drones and Total GPS Station to field course Summer 2017

Past Events 

NEIU becomes a Tree Campus USA

G&ES Students participate in Student Research Symposium

Save the date!

Spring 2019 Green Conservation Group volunteering opportunities:

Sunday, January 13, 2019  
9 a.m.  

Preserve on the west side of Caldwell between Devon and Touhy; entrance located just opposite Tonty Street. Meet in the first section of the parking lot; look for signs.

April 2019 event

4th Annual Green Initiative Conference Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 9:25 a.m. - 6:55 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Northeastern Illinois University

Sponsored by the Green Conservation Group

City Nature Challenge

Friday April 26 - Monday April 29

The entire Chicago Wilderness Region!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Preserves and the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

One Earth Film Festival screening of "Island Earth" Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7-9 p.m.

"Island Earth" — One Earth Film Festival
Directed by: Cyrus Sutton
Free for all, but reservations recommended 
Complimentary parking for off-campus visitors on the 4th floor of parking garage   

Tuesday, March 6, 7-9 p.m.
Northeastern Illinois University, Alumni Hall, Student Union
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago

"Island Earth" is a rich, complex tale of a young scientist's journey through the corn fields of GMO companies and loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders. Be prepared to learn about modern truths and ancient values that can save our food future. 

This event also includes a screening of the -minute film "The World of Convenience: Plastic Bottles" by NEIU student, Stephanie Teresi.

After the film, join in a conversation about urban agriculture with Nick Lucas, Programs Manager of Advocates for Urban Agriculture; Katie Daniel, Director of Operations and Development at Family Farmed; and LaManda Joy, Executive Director of the Peterson Garden Project. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder of Root Riot Urban Garden Network.  

This event is sponsored by the NEIU Green Fee Committee and the department of Geography and Environmental Studies.


10th Annual G&ES/ECON Picnic & Potluck SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2017

Please join us to celebrate the new academic year on Saturday, September 9, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at our 10th annual potluck picnic!
Please bring your loved ones and a dish to share. 
We will meet in the lawn between WTTW and the PE complex. Rain location is in the basement of BBH.
See you in a couple of weeks!
Questions? Please email

Past Events

G&ES Student and Alumni Awards Ceremony (more soon)

NEIU becomes a Tree Campus USA

700 Attend the second annual Green Business Conference, sponsored by Green Conservation Group

Green Fee Committee Events (coming here soon)