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A new kind of engineering
for a more sustainable
future.

The IEES was founded in 1993, with the idea to bring
together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering
activities within an international society.

A new kind of engineering for a more sustainable future.

The IEES was founded in 1993, with the idea to bring together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering activities within an international society.

An international network of Ecological Engineering enthusiasts

The IEES was founded in 1993, with the idea to bring together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering activities within an international society. Ultimaltely, we want to promote Ecological Engineering as the most important way of construction in the 21st century.

1993

Founding year

10

Symposia organized

5

Continents

400+

Members

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Join our cause and become an IEES member

Become part of our worldwide network of ecological engineering enthusiasts and take part in regular conferences, become a co-editor and submit your own lighthouse projects

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Our manifesto

Our manifesto

[English] [Ελληνικά - Greek] [Deutsch] Manifesto of International Ecological Engineering Society The planetary ecosystem today faces significant environmental challenges, such as climate change and the unsustainable use of resources that may have disastrous and irreversible impacts at local and global scale. These threats to the very existence of our global society indicate that we urgently need new approaches to deal with these rising challenges. In order to cope with these, we need to...

Restart IEES – Call for participation

Wanted: Juniors: Join the IEES operational team and help shape the process! Seniors: Share your Ecological Engineering lighthouse project in the discussion on EE principles!IEES...

Our manifesto

Why should engineers care about ecology?

Engineering as a field of practice has deep roots in human history. It dates back at least to the ancient Greeks, and might be much older. In ancient civilizations, the predecessors of engineers were probably craftsmen and artists. I believe that this eternal urge to do things better has always...

Our manifesto

Why should ecologists care for engineering?

Simply spoken: because engineering is the most influential human practice on Earth. "It is no longer possible to understand, predict, or successfully manage ecological pattern, process, or change without understanding why and how humans reshape these over the long term", Erle C. Ellis, a...

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Restart IEES: Update on the process

To all interested in ecological engineering Dear friends of IEES, It's great to see that some progress has been made in the past months. Here's a brief update: IEES now has an active board that meets about every 2 months to reflect and steer the process the renewal of the collaboration with a...

Our manifesto

Restart IEES – Call for participation

Wanted: Juniors: Join the IEES operational team and help shape the process! Seniors: Share your Ecological Engineering lighthouse project in the discussion on EE principles!IEES is a non-profit organization, founded in 1993 with the aim to promote ecologically inspired design and holistic thinking...

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Restart of IEES – Picking up speed

What is the future role of IEES and how could it support other societies? Human society urgently needs to move towards more sustainable practices. We believe that Ecological Engineering, using the broad definition promoted by IEES, can substantially contribute to this process. In order to become a...