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!
Community garden on UC Merced campus.
Solar Cubed brings together solar panels and HP laptops into a portable fold out table. This brings computing capabilities to developing... More!
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!
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!
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!
Our main Facilities & Maintenance contact wanted to purchase a recycling bailer to reduce recycling costs at HMC, so a group of... More!
We are working to get electric vehicle charging stations on campus. Currently, we have done research on some charging station models,... More!
We have put out bins to collect red cups at parties, and then we send them to Terracycle. We do this for two reasons: 1) the Claremont... More!
In order to increase awareness of sustainable issues around campus, we've organized awareness events such as an Energy Competition... More!