Designing innovative projects and creating partnerships to engage communities in sustainable solutions

Sustainability Without Borders

Sustainability Without Borders (SWB) is a multidisciplinary student organization sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).

SWB engages students in global partnerships to design innovative development projects with the members of intended beneficiary communities. SWB partnerships promote bidirectional learning, allowing students and community members alike to both impart and gain new knowledge.

At its core, SWB seeks to prepare students with the skills to develop and implement environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable projects — to become future leaders in a growing network of sustainability practitioners.

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Latest Posts

China Team’s Blog Post

This year, the China team is developing a new project working with pig farmers. Pig farming is an enormously important industry in China — by some estimates, China accounts for over HALF of... READ MORE

Liberia Team’s Summer Travels

The SWB Liberia team geared up to return to the West African nation this past May to implement our latest project with our longtime partner organization, the Christian Revival Church Association (CRCA). The... READ MORE