Chapter Projects

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!

Please use the options below to confine your search. To view projects conducted by specific chapters please visit our chapter pages by traveling here. ESW Members can add projects by clicking here.

Chapter: University of Rochester
Spatial Scope: Campus, Research
Start Year: 2014

University of Rochester has a number of tall buildings placed near each other, creating wind tunnels that many students trek through. We... More!

Chapter: Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Spatial Scope: Research
Start Year: 2014

A toilet which uses the slightly used water from your sink to fill the toilet rather than fresh water.

Chapter: California State University, Long Beach
Spatial Scope: Campus, Research
Start Year: 2014

Started in Spring 2016, the H2Grow project involves building a traditional ebb and flow hydroponics system utilizing multiple tanks... More!

Chapter: California State University, Long Beach
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

The project team intends to educate the CSULB community about sustainable technologies and practices through designing and building a... More!

Chapter: Cornell University
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2013

Our team is working to convert a ordinary concept 2 rowing machine into a human powered electrical generator.

Chapter: California State University, Long Beach
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

A solar-powered charging table called the ParaSOL Charging Table provides students, staff, and visitors a place to charge their... More!

Chapter: California State University, Long Beach
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

Our project was collaborating with Long Beach Organic over the Summer 2015, a nonprofit organization that revitalizes vacant urban lots... More!

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

How do you keep micro-plastics and other waste out of the ocean?
OUR SOLUTION | You keep them out of rivers.
Specifically,... More!

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community
Start Year: 2014

The team is partnering with an off-campus aquaponics farm, Solutions Farms Aquaponics, who also employ those who are displaced in the... More!

Chapter: University of California - San Diego (UCSD)
Spatial Scope: Campus, Community, International
Start Year: 2014

The team's goal is to design and implement solar powered water pumps in the village of Nkambe, Cameroon. The team is partnering... More!

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