We run various programs and events throughout the year. Learn more below.


Project Grants

Project Grants are intended either for new projects that are still in the conceptual phase to give additional support to your chapter as you undergo the process of starting a project, or for ongoing projects in the design or implementation phase where a grant could cover most or all you need to complete your project.

Resilient CommUnity Design Challenge



CommUnity is a national design competition and program that unites teams of students with local organizations to forge innovative solutions to local resilience needs. Registered teams compete in a seven-month program of monthly webinars and regular mentorship.

Visit the CommUnity Website

Build Day


Build Day is a collaborative project design and build initiative that brings together student engineers, technical experts, and community leaders to create local sustainable change. Engineers will work alongside community partners to identify a local environmental problem (e.g. food deserts, resilient infrastructure or disaster preparation) and implement innovative sustainable solutions.

Visit the Build Day Website

Mentor Program


The ESW Mentor Program partners college students with professional engineers to support and guide the next generation of sustainability innovators.

Visit the Mentor Program Website



We bring together experts from around the country in sustainability, engineering project management, leadership, and design to speak at the conference. In addition to the traditional lecture, we have interactive workshops and thoughtful discussion to explore the fundamentals of sustainability. Come learn with us!

Learn about the 2019 conference in El Paso!