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 Iowa
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014
Chapter: University of Iowa
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014
Chapter: University of Iowa
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014
Chapter: University of Iowa
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014
Chapter: Cornell
Spatial Scope: Campus, Education
Start Year: 2014

ESW acquired a diesel powered van and converted it so that it runs on vegetable oil. Although the conversion is complete, there is still... More!

Chapter: Cornell
Spatial Scope: Campus, Education
Start Year: 2014

ESW's newest project is to host 1-2 hour workshops every month to make the organization more accessible to members who cannot... More!

Chapter: Northwestern
Spatial Scope: International
Start Year: 2014

The goal of the Portobelo Wastewater Treatment Project is to provide the community of Portobelo, Panama with a higher quality of life by... More!

Chapter: University of Pittsburgh
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

Vandergrift is an old steel town, originally designed by FL Olmstead, the same man who designed Central Park. The town is work on... More!

Chapter: Harvey Mudd College
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

We are working on composting the food waste in our dining hall. Pomona and Pitzer College (two of the other Claremont Colleges) already... More!

Chapter: University at Buffalo
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Thanks to a partnership between SunEdison and Engineers for a Sustainable World National, this team has been working hard on a proposal... More!

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