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Building more sustainable communities, one day at a time.

Build Day is a national initiative created by Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW). We work to build more sustainable neighborhoods through one-day builds. We bring together students, community members, and local organizations to literally pick up hammers and build a solution to improve community sustainability. Build Day focuses on pressing local issues such as stable food production, clean and equal water access, and urban rehabilitation.

Past Build Days

Oakland, CA

Hoover Outreach Program for Environment and
Sustainability

More than 80% of Hoover Elementary students in Oakland, CA are on the free/reduced lunch program. HOPES aims to bring fresh food for children and their families by building a chicken coop and composter.

Buffalo, NY

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.

Get Involved

Are you an ESW member?

You can apply to host a Build Day, which will give hands-on experience in project management and community-based design to your members.

Are you a member of a community with a problem that you want solved? You can partner with an ESW chapter to host a Build Day.

Are you interested in supporting a sustainable project? You could sponsor a Build Day!

About ESW

Engineers for a Sustainable World is a nonprofit network made up of people passionate about technical sustainability from all across the world. We consist of student and professional chapters in 23 states and Canada.

Contact

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, please contact the Build Day Program Director, Zoe Bottcher.