Article Archive

  • Published January 22, 2017

  • Published December 18, 2016

    This fall, our chapters hosted two regional conferences in Illinois and California. These regional conferences are a great way for smaller groups of ESW chapters and students to get together and learn about regional sustainability topics.

  • Published October 19, 2016

    ESW student chapters do great work both on and off campus to bring sustainability to their communities. At the University at Buffalo (UB), the ESW chapter provides several ways for their members to get involved in the community through their Parks Project.

  • Published September 20, 2016

  • Published June 14, 2016

    Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is proud to award Small Projects Grants to chapters tackling interesting, impactful projects on their campuses and i

  • Published April 18, 2016

    At the ESW Annual Conference this past month, we showcased three finalists of our first Resilient Community Design Challenge (CommUnity for short).

  • Published April 18, 2016

    During the banquet at our Annual Conference this month, we honored several members and chapters who are doing great work and showing it off. Congratulations to all these amazing people!

  • Published March 14, 2016

    Last month, over forty ESW members from five chapters gathered at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts for a day of learning and discussion.

  • Published March 13, 2016

    In 2010 when the University of Rhode Island (URI) chapter of ESW was founded, the group already had an international humanitarian project in mind. In the summer following that academic year the group traveled to San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala, a village in the remote highlands to conduct preliminary research for a water treatment project.

  • Published February 15, 2016

    For the third year in a row, ESW is excited to release the Request for Proposals for our 2016 Small Project Grants! Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and current members during the winter giving campaign, we have grant funding available for new or existing projects. Chapters can apply for up to $500 per chapter by March18.

  • Published February 15, 2016

    Recently, a team from RIT’s ESW chapter won $2,000 from Autodesk in their Cradle-to-Cradle Product Design Challenge.

  • Published January 31, 2016

    We love seeing all the great work our chapters do, and we want to hear about and see the results of that work. This year, at the Annual Conference, we'll be honoring our outstanding members and chapters as well as celebrating the results of our second annual ESW Photo Contest!

  • Published January 19, 2016

    In mid-November,the ESW chapter at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW) joined the ESW network. As one of our newest chapters, they are quickly shaping up to be a strong addition to our organization.

  • Published December 24, 2015

    Since graduating from Smith College earlier this year, former ESW-Smith president Maya Kutz has been working as a laboratory technician in Dr. Philson Warner's aquaponics research lab at the Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City. Still an emerging technology, aquaponics is a type of urban agriculture that combines hydroponics and aquaculture, or fish farming.

  • Published December 22, 2015

    The United Nations climate change negotiations concluded earlier this month in Paris. In my work outside of ESW, I was there as part of a coalition of almost 1,000 organizations from 110 countries dedicated to stopping climate change.

  • Published December 22, 2015

    The ESW chapter at Miami Dade College (MDC) InterAmerican campus is one of our smaller chapters, but they are working on an impressive mobile solar-powered charging station.

  • Published December 10, 2015

    Last weekend, the ESW chapter at California Institute of Technology hosted the second SoCal Regional Conference with representatives from six chapters: UC San Diego, Harvey Mudd College, CSU Long Beach, CSULA, UC Merced, and of course, Caltech itself.

  • Published December 6, 2015

    We're between our 2015-16 regional conferences, and in the middle of planning for April, but we also want to pause and look forward to next year. Each of our conferences is hosted by a local chapter, and we want to see that continue - it connects schools to ESW-Headquarters, it shows off local talent and achievement, and it keeps costs lower for everyone.

  • Published November 22, 2015

    During our previous cycle of LCA+U, ESW member Tatiana Freiin von Rheinbaben at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) used what she learned in our short course and her access to life cycle assessment (LCA) tool Sustainable Minds to analyze plastic vs. porcelain plates, bowls, cups, and utensils at different dining halls on campus.

  • Published November 16, 2015

    The ESW Chapter of Kapiolani Community College (KCC) is one of our newest chapters, and is already breaking ground with cool projects.  One of their major projects thus far: the design and implementation of a water delivery system for an on-campus rain garden.