About NESI

           Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute   


To advance urban sustainability in the greater Newark region, through research, education and community outreach using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates social, political and natural sciences, together with the reporting capabilities of documentary media.



Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI)

The Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) at the Rutgers University – Newark, NJ campus was founded in 2015 as a unique collaboration between the departments of Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Anthropology, and Arts, Culture and Media. The Core Team’s vision was to establish an institute that would pursue a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary approach – the first of its kind at Rutgers University Newark - to urban environmental sustainability, which currently does not exist in the region.