a little about us.

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) mobilizes engineers through education, training, and practical action, building collaborative partnerships to meet the needs of current and future generations.

Our Vision

ESW's vision is a world in which sustainability is a foremost consideration in every applicable decision-making process

Our Mission

ESW empowers students to take on leadership roles in applying the principles of sustainability to their present and future work through:

  • Action-based engineering projects
  • The education of ourselves and our community on sustainability
Through this model we have not only advanced sustainability on our campus and around the world, but we have inspired several of Northwestern students to go on to careers in industry, policy, and organizations promoting sustainability.

ESW National

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a national, non-profit network committed to building a better world. Established in 2002, ESW is comprised of students, university faculty and professionals who are dedicated to building a more sustainable world for current and future generations.

We believe engineers can be a vital part of the solutions needed to meet global human needs while providing sustainable access to the world's resources for current and future generations.Developed countries contribute to millions of tons of pollution and waste each year, while every day, people around the world struggle to gain sustainable access to clean water, healthy food, and suitable shelter.

Through collegiate chapters across the United States, ESW mobilizes students and faculty members through new educational programs, sustainability-oriented design projects, and volunteer activities that foster practical and innovative solutions to address the world's most critical challenges.

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