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Engineers for a Sustainable World is a nonprofit network made up of people passionate about technical sustainability from all across the world. We consist of student and professional chapters in 23 states and Canada.







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How We Work

ESW empowers engineers to tackle the world's biggest sustainability challenges!


Work with ESW members or on your own to design, build, and implement sustainability solutions in your community. Our members work on everything from a self-contained living unit and design studio for mobile deployment in disaster relief areas, to a solar charging station on campus for student and faculty use, to a hydroponic system for a local food pantry to produce low-cost food for the community.


We believe in the power of education. Our work to educate the next generation of engineers is two-fold. One, when our members engage in hands-on engineering, they are learning what it takes to take on real-world projects. By working with ESW, our members are gaining both the technical and professional skills to tackle the world's biggest problems. We also develop and share education content created by ESW-HQ.


Whether you are looking to get feedback on a technical aspect of your design or just nerd out with a fellow sustaianbility geek, you are never alone in ESW's 1,500+ member community. Join our #ESWglobal Slack team to connect with ESW members all over the world. We also offer a mentorship program that pairs professionals with students.

Projects That Go Above and Beyond

Take a look at what some of our ESW members have accomplished.

Natural Herbicides

Atlanta, GA

Solar Installation

Pittsburgh, PA

Middle School STEM Outreach

Long Beach, CA

Community Greenhouse

Rochester, NY

Solar Cell Phone Chargers

Long Beach, CA

Solar Smoothie Cart

Buffalo, NY

News The latest in ESW news

Resilient CommUnity Design Challenge 2018

April, 2018
Vancouver faces a 1-in-5 chance of experiencing a serious earthquake within the next 50 years. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) student members at the University of British Columbia are working to keep Vancouver citizens safe in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.

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Annual Conference 2018

March, 2018
Join us in Atlanta at the Georgia Institute of Technology April 6th-8th to explore what it means to build a better world. We will be joined by experts in the field of sustainability, student ESW members, professional engineers, and a whole slew of people passionate about engineering a more sustainable world.

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Our 2016-2017 Annual Report

January, 2018
We are proud to release our 2016-2017 Annual Report. Click below to read the full report.

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