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!
We have created a stationary bike that, when pedaled, will rotate the blades inside of a blender attached to the back of the bike. Next... More!
The Rubble House is a genius concept that echoes the spirit of other sustainable technologies from the past—it uses what is thrown away... More!
In December 2013, SU-ESW traveled to Huai San, a village in the Chiang Mai district of Thailand. This particular area of Thailand, close... More!
Ongoing project to make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil sourced from UT Athletic Events
The goal of this project was to conduct audits and retrofits to reduce water use in bathrooms in dorms.
The goal of this project was to learn energy efficiency modeling software.
The goal of this project is to educate local communities on sustainability methods and opportunities. Currently we are visiting local... More!
The goal of this project is to develop a clean water drinking system for a village in rural India, in collaboration with UC Berkeley... More!
The goal of this project is to audit and suggest energy efficiency improvements for greek housing off-campus.
The goal of this project is to identify and suggest replacements for paper towels on campus.