Engineers for a Sustainable World: Millennials Leading the Way

  Often, the members of the Millennials generation are maligned for not working hard enough to create the changes they wish to see in the world. However, some of the youngest members of the generation are working with an organization called Engineers for a Sustainable World to develop and implement sustainability projects. The bold initiatives they are implementing at their individual universities are the students’ first steps towards becoming a new generation of engineers that have a developed mindset towards sustainability. Read more
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PROJECT OF THE MONTH: Stanford Repair Cafe

We are excited to revamp our Project of the Month series where we highlight projects from our student chapters to show off the amazing initiatives taking place at their respective campuses. This month we are highlighting Stanford University's Repair Cafe! "Repair Café is an international project [striving] to reduce waste by bringing people together to fix broken items for free. [The] goal is to bring together people with technical skills, “fixers,” and people who need repairs [and offers] apprenticeships to those interested in learning skills of their own and providing a community for fixers who return time after time to volunteer their skills." Since conception in 2016, Repair Cafe has helped "divert around 60 items each school quarter from being thrown away, making this event both a service and a learning experience." Read more
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Build Day Program: Building a Sustainable Community One Day at a Time

Happy New Year, everyone! Though, this post is twenty-four days late, it’s better late than never. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) would like to kick of the new year with a shout out to its subsidiary group - Build Day. Since its launch in 2017, Build Day, a national initiative created by ESW, has executed more than five projects across the country. Build Day involves the cooperation of community members and students who work together to create more sustainable communities with one-day builds. From solar tabletop gardens to rainwater irrigation systems, it’s amazing what the ESW community can accomplish in a little over a year! How can we accomplish so much from one-day project builds? Build Day has a formidable force of 263 volunteers across the country. These individuals are student engineers and members of the community who help construct designated projects. Students come up with feasible projects that will benefit the community and improve its sustainability and resilience against climate change. Once the students create a blueprint for their ideas, they find suitable partnerships with community members and organizations and kick-start the Build Day project cycle.     Read more
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Pitt under pressure to make its $4.3 billion endowment fossil-fuel free

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ESW-URI's Hydroponics System Named Project of the Month

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UTEP hosted 2019 Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference

The University of Texas at El Paso hosted more than 250 professors, researchers, students and other enthusiasts of environmental sustainability from throughout the world at the 2019 Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference. Read the El Paso Herald-Post's coverage here.
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Cornell University students teach sustainability at Ithaca Children's Garden

On April 27, the Cornell University chapter of the Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) ran a free showcase at the garden. There, they installed 10 eco-friendly sustainable planters at the main entrance and within the garden. Read more here.
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Cornell students help install new planters at Ithaca Children's Garden

Cornell University chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) invited the Ithaca community to enjoy a day of outdoor fun at Ithaca Children’s Garden on Saturday, April 27. Read more here.
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RIT students hope to open eyes with mountain of trash

ESW at RIT, along with members of their student government got a head start on Earth Day by launching a waste awareness campaign. Read more here.
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CommUnity Update - Street in Victoria gets a "Neighbour Hub" Emergency Supply Bench

On March 31, neighbours of Leonard Street in Victoria, BC welcomed the newest addition to their block: a shared emergency supply bench. Read more here.
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