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Welcome Judy!
Judy Lao: ESW's Events Coordinator
We are pleased to welcome Judy Lao as our first Events Coordinator for the national team! Judy transferred to UC San Diego in 2011 and graduated with her Chemical Engineering degree in 2013. Read more about her here!
Partner Events and Opportunities

 Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards
The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, developed in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, are looking for innovative yet practical, tangible solutions created by young people that help make sustainable living commonplace. The deadline for ideas is Nov. 1st, 2013.

EPA P3 Award

EPA's P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) award program opens from October to December and seeks applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. A few ESW chapters received the Phase I award in the past. Approximately 40 awards for Phase I (up to $15,000) and 6 awards for Phase II (up to $75,000) will be up for grabs.
 iSPOT Training
This winter session, CLI is facilitating an iSPOT Training - International Sustainability Professionals of Tomorrow - in partnership with ISSP. Kick off the New Year in China and get your sustainability career on track! Registration is open to juniors and seniors.
October 2013 Newsletter



Welcome to the October edition of the ESW Newsletter! Now that we are mid-way through the fall semester, I hope your ESW projects and educational initiatives are making progress. If you are having any difficulties, don't forget that you are a part of a very supportive global ESW community. Feel free to post on our Facebook or LinkedIn groups or tweet us @eswusa to get started. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know at


In this issue, you will find information about our 2013-2014 LCA+U Challenge, the release of the ESW Strategic Plan, and a recap of the ESW-RPI Regional Conference held two weeks ago. In addition, you will find this month's featured story: Reaching for the Sun with ESW Miami Dade, as well as ESW-Pitt's upcoming Regional Conference. On the left, you can read about our newest national team member, Judy Lao, and upcoming events and opportunities from other organizations. 

To skip around to different sections within this newsletter, simply click on the links on the sidebar under "In This Issue". If there are things you'd like to see or share, please let us know at or tweet us @eswusa!


Sustainably yours,


Andrew Chung

Communications Director


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ESW and Sustainable Minds are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 edition of the Life Cycle Assessment + Universities (LCA+U) challenge, which invites student teams to design more sustainable alternatives to current campus activities using Sustainable Mind's LCA software. Proposals are due Nov. 22, 2013. Read more here.


  Officially Released: Our Strategic Plan!

It's been a long time coming. After fits and starts in the last 3 years, last fall our Strategic Planning Committee buckled down and created a five year strategic plan. Now, after several months of tweaking formatting, we are pleased to release the document to the public for the first time. Read the full release or jump right to the Strategic Plan.


Two weeks ago, the ESW chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ESW-RPI) hosted our first ever Regional Conference. Representatives from five schools were present - RPI, Smith, Stevens, RIT, and Pitt - and got to build connections and learn from a great set of speakers. Click here to read the full recap and view more photos.
Monthly Features
Monthly Feature: Reaching to the Sun with ESW-Miami Dade Although the ESW chapter at Miami Dade College's InterAmerican campus was founded just about a year ago, they managed to grow into a strong ESW chapter by completing their first project: a Solar Smoothie Cart. This is a story of how a handful of first year undergraduate students came together to create not just a solar smoothie cart but also an icon representing sustainability and engineering throughout the entire MDC campus. Read the full story here!


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Upcoming Events
ESW-Pitt Regional Conference
ESW-Pitt Regional Conference: Rustbelt Sustainability! 

Students and professionals throughout PA, NY, OH, and WV will come together on the weekend of Nov. 1st to engage in enlightening discussion, sharing of projects and practices, and training on implementing sustainability. The underlying context will be the shared Great Lakes and Rust Belt regions, with their aging infrastructure and a need to renovate cities and networks for a more sustainable world. For more information, visit the conference website or registration page.

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