Founded in 2002, Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is an international network of over 1,750 members and more than 50 collegiate chapters working to build a more sustainable world through technical hands-on projects. Since its founding, ESW has supported over 300 chapter-led projects in 12 countries and 23 states and Canadian provinces. Past projects have included a self contained living unit and design studio for mobile deployment in disaster relief areas, a prototype of an affordable solar-powered lamp for citizens of Haiti, and a hydroponic system for a local food pantry to produce low cost food for the community.
Our current signature programs are Build Day, CommUnity, and Project Grants. Build Day unites neighborhoods for a day of action to literally build more sustainable communities. Students can enroll in CommUnity for a 6-month project-based curriculum in community-based work. We also distribute small project grants to our chapters to support ongoing initiatives.
We're always looking for new people or organizations that want to help build more sustainable and resilient communities. As a student, that can mean participating in our online education efforts or joining/founding a chapter. As a professional, you can mentor students (from anywhere!) or create a professional chapter to bring together technical folks from where you are. As a company, sponsoring ESW or helping with one of our initiatives connects you to some of the brightest and broadest-thinking of the next generation of technical students and professionals. All three groups converge at our Annual Conference, held every spring.
Founded in 2002, Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is an international network of over 1,750 members and more than 50 collegiate chapters working to build a more sustainable world through technical hands-on projects. Since its…