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: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: Clarkson University
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: Clarkson University
Spatial Scope: Community, Education
Start Year: 2014

This project involves building a rain garden at Potsdam's community garden. It is also a community workshop where our ESW members... More!

Chapter: Illinois Institute of Technology
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Community garden on UC Merced campus.

Chapter: University of California - Merced
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Community garden on UC Merced campus.

Chapter: Illinois Institute of Technology
Spatial Scope: Campus, International
Start Year: 2014

Solar Cubed brings together solar panels and HP laptops into a portable fold out table. This brings computing capabilities to developing... More!

Chapter: Harvey Mudd College (HMC)
Spatial Scope: Community, Research
Start Year: 2014

Southern California Edison is proposing a new rate structure in which those who use less energy would pay more per kWh and those who use... More!

Chapter: Harvey Mudd College (HMC)
Spatial Scope: Community
Start Year: 2014

The City of Claremont is currently discussing what to do regarding access to its Wilderness Park, and our goal is to ensure equal access... More!

Chapter: Harvey Mudd College (HMC)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

We worked with Dining Services to set up and execute a waste audit at the dining hall (i.e. collected and sorted different types of... More!

Chapter: Harvey Mudd College (HMC)
Spatial Scope: Campus
Start Year: 2014

Our main Facilities & Maintenance contact wanted to purchase a recycling bailer to reduce recycling costs at HMC, so a group of... More!

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