About ESW

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a global 501c3 nonprofit network of over 1,750 engineers and problem solvers working to make their communities a better place.

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.

Vision & Mission

We strive to empower students and professionals to tackle sustainability challenges. We work towards a sustainable world supported by a network of passionate engineers.

Our goals are as follows:

  • Design and implement hands-on sustainability projects across the globe.
  • Educate students and practicing engineers on sustainability best practices.
  • Unite those passionate about sustainability in a productive international network.