Sustainable Energy

Powering computer labs in a hot, humid climate with limited access to resources provides a worthy challenge for the Ak'Tenamit Energy Team in Guatemala.

Global Reach

The EWB Chicagoland Professionals chapter works with communities on 13 projects, in 6 programs, at 5 countries!

Community Building

Candelaria partners with EWB to develop an eco-friendly future for their town in Honduras. The latest news: an aquaponics system designed and being built this spring.

Water and Energy at Ak’ Tenamit

Three Ak’ Tenamit assessment teams visited the site to research a design for a sanitation system for the community’s school campus. The community’s needs priorities are Sanitation, Energy and Water.  Several options for resolving the community’s sanitation issues were discussed with the Ak’ Tenamit Board of Directors.  The Board determined that flush toilets with an anaerobic baffled […]

Applying the Three R’s in Candelaria, Honduras

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This might not be the mantra you’d expect to hear from a community of 2,000 people living in western Honduras. But Candelaria is not what you might expect.     At the beginning of the partnership in 2011, bottles and waste piled up at the location of the future recycling center. Candelaria’s environmental […]

Runner Spotlight: Alexander Crisci

“In the Spring of 2013 I had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala on an assessment trip of the Ak’ Tenamit schooling community. It was there I met several volunteers, students, and teachers and heard their stories. The community greatly appreciates all of the work that EWB-CPC provides while combining their own efforts to make […]

Runner Spotlight: Irshaad Goedar

“Engineers Without Borders has provided me with some of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Our projects are truly eye-opening, and the impacts we make are tangible. There is no other organization I would prefer to run my first half marathon for! At the end of May, I’ll be heading to Armenta, Honduras to […]

Get Race Day Ready with EWB

Register by May 1st May 1st is the last day to register to run for EWB! Register Now for the Michelob ULTRA 5K or 13.1 Marathon (to be held in Chicago on June 7th). Select “EWB CPC” as your team, and use code ENGINEERS2014CHM for $10 to $20 off. Registration & Fundraising Here‘s a step-by-step process of how to register for the race […]