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!
Waste reduction team - building a new recycling station that's more informative for the student center, pushing for installation of... More!
Working to reduce water use on campus through low-flow showers and water recycling units.
Designing and building a solar-powered "tree" for student use and renewable energy visibility on campus.
Bringing wind energy to campus with a campus wind audit (to determine feasibility for a turbine) and with outreach events.
establishing a Bike presence on campus to offer students bikes paid by the university to alleviate parking issues and raise health... More!
Our cart has been working wonderfully. We have had many opportunities to use this cart in the past year. Many of these events are for... More!
This is a project the new eboard was very enthusiastic to work on. They will be planning it during the year.
The chapter is continuously working on bring sustainability and recycling to the campus. Recycling bins have been ordered and the... More!
We have finished our design and built a solar cart to spread awareness of energy issues as well as our chapter on campus. We plan to... More!