Welcome to Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World is a nonprofit network made up of people passionate about technical sustainability from all across the world.  We believe that engineers, and anyone who loves to solve problems, are key to solving today's biggest sustainability challenges. ESW members work on everything from 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.

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Our Goals

  • Design

    Work with ESW members or on your own to design, build, and implement sustainability solutions in your community.


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  • Educate

    By working with ESW, our members are gaining both the technical and professional skills to tackle the world's biggest problems


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  • Unite

    Our community is here for you, whether you are looking to get feedback on a design or nerd out about sustainabilty,


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  • Chapters 50+
  • Members 1,750+
  • Projects 300+
  • Countries Served 13

Success Stories

Build Day: Buffalo, NY

The Project: A solar-powered and rainwater capture tabletop ADA compliant and accessible garden Solar Sprouts brought accessible therapeutic gardening to the Care Center in Buffalo, NY enabling short- and long-term residents and people with disabilities to grow their own plants. This Build Day even impacted ~200 residents and racked up almost 200 volunteer hours!

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  • K-12 Outreach in CA
  • Natural Herbicides, Atlanta
  • Greenhouse, Rochester
  • Solar Install, Buffalo
  • Solar Smoothie, Troy