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Welcome, UC Denver!
We are pleased to welcome the University of Colorado - Denver to our ESW community! The UC Denver student chapter was recently founded by Chris Thai, who now serves as the President of the chapter. Welcome!
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Looking for an excuse to dedicate a whole day of service to sustainability? Look no further than the Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 28th! Register a green service event of your own, or find one nearby!

The U.S. Department of Energy's annual Better Buildings Case Competition engages the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to develop creative solutions to real-world energy efficiency problems for businesses and other organizations across the marketplace. Registration will open Sept. 23 through Oct. 21, 2013.

The EcoChallenge is an opportunity to change your life for good. For two weeks, October 15-30, the Northwest Earth Institute challenges you to change one habit for Earth. You can choose your challenge, and they'll connect you with other EcoChallengers, and collectively we prove that small actions create real change.

Campus Sustainability Day is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovation of sustainability in higher education on each campus. CSD 2013 will take place on October 23rd. How will your ESW chapter integrate this year's theme into projects and programs on your campus? Tweet us @eswusa and submit your event here.

EPA's P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) award program, opens in October 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.
September 2013 Newsletter



Welcome to the September edition of the ESW Newsletter! I would like to start off by thanking you for being a part of our young-yet-thriving community. Your passion and dedication to building a better, more sustainable world is simply awesome. We could not ask for more awesome members. Really!


Now that classes are back in session for our student members, I hope you are enjoying the start to your semester with ESW. Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to making ESW the way it is today. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know at


In this issue, you will find information about our two upcoming ESW Regional Conferences, an update on our WPSE Initiative, and our three upcoming ESW Webinars. In addition, you will find this month's featured ESW alum - Sam Malin - and his career at a clean energy company, Invenergy. On the left, you can learn more about our youngest chapter - UC Denver - and upcoming events and opportunities from our partners. 

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 or #ESW.


Sustainably yours,


Andrew Chung

Communications Director


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Dun dun dun! The moment you have been waiting for is here - registration is now open! ESW-RPI and ESW-Pitt are each hosting a regional conference on October 11-13th and November 1-3rd, respectively. This is a great way for you and fellow ESW members to share projects, learn new skills, build community, and discuss regional issues. Register now! 


Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, NYOct. 11-13
Register here!
University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PANov. 1-3Register here!


The WPSE Initiative is an attempt to change how undergraduates learn about complex problems. The pilot semester is underway at the University of Pittsburgh and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is three weeks in with both classes running smoothly. Read the full update on the WPSE Initiative here.
Upcoming Events

Educational Webinar: Green Buildings and Sensing Networks

We need low-carbon and efficient buildings, but we also need to change occupant behavior. In partnership with the Cogent Computing research group at Coventry University, come learn about and discuss how sensing technologies can be integrated with other methods to encourage and track behaviour change, and leverage sustainable living in new ways. 


The "Cogent Computing" ESW Educational Webinar, presented by John Halloran, will be held next Wednesday, September 25th, at 12pm EST. Register here!


As part of the new school year ESW National has put together a series of webinars on project skills. Each webinar will have 30-45 minutes of presentation by the respective speaker and the remaining time will be open to Q&A. Here is the information for the remaining two webinars:


Project Skills Webinar SeriesDateTime
103 - Grant Writing with Kyle GraceyMon Sept. 307pm EST
104 - Marketing and Outreach with Andrew ChungTues Oct. 157pm EST


Read more about the series here, and if you have any questions or concerns regarding the webinar series or ideas for future webinars please contact our Education Director, Justin Hess, at

If you know of any conference and events in your area that you would like to share, please email us at
Monthly Features
Sam Malin is a development engineer working at Invenergy LLC, a developer, owner, and operator of wind, natural gas, and solar projects throughout the world. In his role, Sam coordinates with developers, landowners, consultants, and other stakeholders to design and implement commercial-scale wind and solar projects. He graduated from Northwestern in 2012 with a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. During his time at NU, Sam worked extensively with the ESW-NU student chapter, serving as a co-president during his senior year.
Read the full feature to learn more about what he does at Invenergy, how ESW had helped shape his career in clean energy, and what advice he has for current ESW undergraduates.


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