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.
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.
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.
Over 30 students from the Rochester Institute of Technology gathered together to construct a rainwater collection system at the First Market Farm, a community garden at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street.
The students, all members of the RIT chapter of the Engineers for a Sustainable World, built a grid of troughs and pipes leading to a series of drums able to hold 930 gallons of rainwater. The idea of the water reserve system is to reduce reliance on city water as well reduce costs of pumping water to that location.
The Rochester Institute of Technology chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), launched of the first rainwater collection and watering system for the gardening and greenhouse at the First Market Farm on Saturday.
The event featured the rainwater collection project, which is a designed and built irrigation system that holds a 930-gallon reserve of water for year-around access.