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!
In Mexico, farmers use 4 HP engines to run irrigation pumps. Gasoline can cost roughly around $1,500 per year plus the maintenance cost... More!
Student laptop and cell phone charging around campus is creating an increase in power consumption and cost. The campus purchased about... More!
Low cost and simple sources of electrical power are needed in rural and remote areas, especially in third world countries. The project... More!
Around 109 elementary school students attend Escuela Primaria "Ninos Heroes," in Santiago Ixtayutla, Mexico. The school has no... More!
Autodesk's Cradle to Cradle Challenge places a design focus on a product's beginning to end lifecycle. ESW RIT decided to... More!
The ESW greenhouse is located in the community garden at RIT. Standing at 5'10" at the peak of the arch, the 8x12' area... More!
To spread awareness of practical applications of green energy and encourage people to interact with green energy. To encourage other... More!
Haiti, a country that enjoys the sun almost every day of the year, still faces energy challenges and struggles to obtain reliable access... More!
The Michigan State University Chapter has been working to design a mobile worm composting exhibit for the Detroit Zoo. The mobile... More!