ESW projects design, build, and implement solutions to sustainability issues, often with a focus on energy and the environment. Chapters select their own project topics and locations for implementation based on the interests of their members, and the resources and guidance available to them at their respective universities. Some chapters chose to focus primarily on sustainability issues on campus or in their local community, while others work to implement sustainable development solutions for communities in the developing world. Many have project portfolios that include a mix of local and international efforts. Topics vary widely across chapters, but include areas such as clean energy generation and energy savings, water and wastewater treatment/management, and the development of green infrastructure. To carry out these projects, chapters often partner with on-campus staff, community organizations, or other sustainability organizations that have experience and established relationships in the communities where they work.
You can view many of the projects completed or in progress in this directory, and we encourage you to contact the chapter to learn more or help implement a similar project where you are!
University of Rochester has a number of tall buildings placed near each other, creating wind tunnels that many students trek through. We... More!
A toilet which uses the slightly used water from your sink to fill the toilet rather than fresh water.
Started in Spring 2016, the H2Grow project involves building a traditional ebb and flow hydroponics system utilizing multiple tanks... More!
The project team intends to educate the CSULB community about sustainable technologies and practices through designing and building a... More!
Our team is working to convert a ordinary concept 2 rowing machine into a human powered electrical generator.
A solar-powered charging table called the ParaSOL Charging Table provides students, staff, and visitors a place to charge their... More!
Our project was collaborating with Long Beach Organic over the Summer 2015, a nonprofit organization that revitalizes vacant urban lots... More!
How do you keep micro-plastics and other waste out of the ocean?
OUR SOLUTION | You keep them out of rivers.
The team is partnering with an off-campus aquaponics farm, Solutions Farms Aquaponics, who also employ those who are displaced in the... More!