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!
LEED certification is already a part of the UCSD Climate Action Plan, but most of these efforts are focused on new construction, while... More!
We have conducted experiments showing that a combination of 10% d-Limonene and 10% acetic acid demonstrates maximal efficacy as an... More!
Collaboration between two campus organizations-Global Studies Institute and the Environmental Science & Policy Club-we built a... More!
We worked on implementing a rainwater barrel capture system at Richstone Family Center with the help of their amazing high school... More!
Started in Spring 2016, the Monarchitect project was introduced after assessing the sustainability & resilience of our local... More!
With the significant amounts of sidewalks and roads on the UR campus, much of the precipitation flows directly into the Genesee River,... More!
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!