Category Archives: Community

Recognition on a National Level

We were honored with a chapter feature on the national ESW website last November. The post highlighted our work with the Rain Garden Project led by Geena Wann and Jason Salseg. Thank you ESW!!!

Click here to see the post and check out the national ESW site.

 

Want to Support Us?! We have a FUNDRAISER!

Wanting an early start on Christmas gifts? Are you a Ward Village regular? Do you like playing games, eating food, or wearing clothes?! You can be an ESW supporter!!! HOW? Buy a Festival of Giving passport from an ESW member (only $10!), shop at ward next weekend (Nov 6-8) and you can support us AND save money!!  Yeah we think it’s pretty amazing too! Just ask your friendly ESW member or email our president Jason Salseg (salseg@hawaii.edu) to get your passport!

Here is a link that shows you all the money you can Save and Win! (There’s also a gift card scavenger hunt!!):

http://mallimages.mallfinder.com/images/PDFs/WVfogSpring2015.pdf

THANKS FOR SUPPORTING US!

UH Sustainability Briefing

Many of the technical solutions exist for the sustainability challenges we face, however the social friction of our organizations often get in the way. Learn more about how the social architecture of sustainability can catalyze transformational change.

Matt Lynch from the UH Office of Sustainability will be giving a presentation on the President’s Green Initiative Awards (cash prizes for student-led sustainability projects) and the systemwide sustainabiltiy strategy.


When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center (HICapacity), 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite #132, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Street parking is available, as well as a limited amount of green vistor stalls are available. Please do not park in the reserved stalls.


Matthew Lynch

Matthew Lynch is the System Sustainability Coordinator for the ten campuses of the University of Hawaii. He is also founder of of the Honolulu based nonprofit Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kahumana Organic Farm and Slow Food Oahu, and as the Measures Project Co-Chair for the Hawaii Green Growth Aloha+ State Sustainability Dashboard.

His work implements permaculture design principles in a broad range of community projects from Mongolia to Australia and throughout the Pacific, from building rural community resilience through farmer trainings, to sustainable economic development, to catalyzing institutional change through policy work and collaborative leadership.

Matt’s talent for energizing communities and individuals has re-humanized urban and institutional systems in the developing and developed worlds, and works towards restoring & regenerating the ecological systems upon which these social systems depend.

post by Ed Kim, HICapacity

Haunted HACK Night!

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Hosted by ESW  and local hackerspace/makerspace HICapacity.

Do you want to make your costume stand out this year?!

Ever wanted to learn to build your own apps?!

Want to meet professionals in the tech industry?!

Do you have an invention in mind?!

Join us for FREE beginner help with 3D printing, soldering, coding, and other electronic project advice! Come check out electronic projects that students and professionals in the community are working on!

Wednesday, Oct. 7th (3:30-6) in the KCC Stem Center.

Spread the word and pass this flyer here!

Bytemarks Cafe hosts another ESW member on air for STEM projects!

Check out our club’s VP, Geena Wann, on air as she talks about her trip to Washington DC to the National Maker Faire!

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Read all about it here: http://www.bytemarkscafe.org/2015/08/19/episode-364-univ-of-hawaii-makers-aug-19-2015/

Click the “Download MP3” button at the bottom to hear the show!

Special thanks to Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa for the opportunity!

Ladies in Tech Night!

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Join ESW members, students, and other women from the tech industry for Ladies in Tech night @ the HICapacity makerspace in Manoa.

Tuesday, August 25th from 5:30-7pm

HICapacity is in the Manoa Innovation Center (2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite #132)

More info here: www.hicapacity.org or here http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/2015/08/22/ladies-in-tech

Hawaii NPR’s Bytemarks Cafe hosted an ESW member!

A big Mahalo to Bytemarks Cafe for having ESW and KCC student Jessica Grazziotin on the Sustainability Episode 362! She starts 10min in talking about the upcoming IKE symposium and how her internship at HiCapacity helped her prepare. There is a little story about the forming of ESW at KCC!

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“Photo (l-r): James Koivunen, Burt Lum, Anne Murata, Kevin Vaccarello, Fred Lau, Jessica Grazziotin, Joshua Kaahua, Ryan Ozawa”

Check out the other topics on the Episode as well: “Anne Murata from the Pacific Aviation Museum will tell us about the 8th Biggest Little Airshow next weekend. Then Jessica Grazziotin is here from the UH College of Engineering to fill us in on the 2nd annual Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering Symposium. Finally, we’ll talk about food sustainability with Kevin Vaccarello from Sustain Hawaii, Fred Lau from Mari’s Gardens, and Marty Matlock from the Univ of Arkansas. From soil-less farming to setting metrics, how will we measure success as we move forward?”

Thank you so much to Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa for the opportunity! Here is a little bit about Bytemarks Cafe: “[Bytemarks Cafe] runs every Wednesday on Hawaii Public Radio, HPR-2 from 5-6pm HST in the afternoon. Please tune in to KIPO – 89.3 FM and catch the latest happenings in the tech and science world with a distinctively Hawaii-centric perspective. Located out in the middle of the Pacific, we are definitely not a Silicon Valley. Nevertheless, there are a lot of interesting projects going on in web development, clean energy, environment,  Internet applications, open knowledge, entrepreneurial and startup activities. Our goal at Bytemarks Cafe is showcase these projects and build a broader awareness of tech and science in Hawaii. Our aim is to also encourage dialog and interaction, both online and in real space. Thanks for joining us on Bytemarks Cafe.”

Special thanks to HiCapacity for connecting the tech community and providing the platform to meet with Bytemarks!

ESW in UH System News

“Solar Cart project powers up renewable energy education”

View the story: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/07/10/solar-cart-project-powers-up-renewable-energy-education/

“Projects like the Kapiʻolani CC Solar Cart are a vital part of the university’s larger strategy to improve sustainability and sustainability education because they offer us the ability to enhance students’ learning experience through solving real-world challenges that directly impact our campuses,” said UH System Sustainability Coordinator Matthew Lynch. “These small-scale pilot projects also allow us to test innovative technologies and ideas to develop viable solutions that can be deployed at larger scales.”


E HOʻOMAIKAʻI ANA ia ʻoukou!
CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!

This is the step that everyone needs to be taking in the world.

If Every home had something like this, they would be able to survive without generators and other costly things that most of the Kanaka cannot afford in the first place.

I hope that you can make a copywrite or something and sell the plans because I have 38 in my household and have lived through 2 hurricanes struggling with my 7 children now with 18 grandchildren too.

We would surely be able to build one with the diverse talents in our ʻohana because everyone is a “jack of all trades” and a master of none.

I am the first one able to go to college at 50. My two daughter in laws have liberal arts degrees and other than that, we all just have work experience in the real world.

But this project that you folks have created would be just as important as our hulihuli machine, our poi grinder, our pakini, and our toolshed.

Because this would help our ʻohana connect with the modern amenities that we need when there is no other source available.

Hūlō Hūlo Hūlō!

Iesū pū, aloha.

Tūtū Māmā Uʻilani Kūhaulua


 

http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/07/10/solar-cart-project-powers-up-renewable-energy-education/

Exploring My Backyard, summer science event

Exploring My Backyard and Beyond 2-Weeks Summer Program for Rising 7th Graders to Discover the Fun and Build Skills and Career Interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

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The EXPLORING MY BACKYARD AND BEYOND SUMMER PROGRAM is designed to strengthen middle-school students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics utilizing placebased education and Pacific ways of learning at cultural and academic sites. Participating students are primarily Pacific Islanders from Pālolo Housing and all are students at Jarrett Middle School. The program has room for up to fifteen rising 7th graders. Up to five older middle- and high-school students and former program participants are invited to participate as mentors and youth leaders. Sponsors: UHM College of Social Sciences Program for Civic Engagement and the Kapiʻolani Community College Service Learning Office, student clubs ESW and PAPA, and many others.

 

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Hosted at William P Jarret Middle School

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