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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.

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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!

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!

PROJECT: ESW Rain Barrel Diversion System phase I

Our second project is underway! We’re working on a rain barrel designed to divert water collected from the roof gutter system to a garden. The barrel will provide a year-long supply of water to the garden that otherwise would only experience a seasonal rainfall.

The Design:

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The Location: The `Iliahi building at Kapiolani Community College

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The Product:

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Breaking Ground:

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Mobile Solar Power Station Project!

Check out our first project that made the UH news! Full description: ESW Solar Cart

Community Sponsors:

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Humble Beginnings:

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The team: The Design Team for our Solar Cart knows how to rally at 4am. You couldn’t find a better group of engineering students! These guys killed it!!

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The Final Product! Presented on Earth Day on campus at Kapiolani Community College.

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Special mahalos to everyone that participated in building and presenting Thank you to the cart! Also our sponsors at Solar Cool Hawaii , Re-use Hawaii, Universal Manufacturers, and All-build Construction.

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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Working with Solar Cool Hawaii

http://www.www.solarcoolhi.com/

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The Hawaii chapter of ESW is privileged to announce the beginning of a dynamic and progressive relationship with Solar Cool Hawaii.

 Solar Cool Hawaii company president, Myron Thompson, leads a skilled and environmentally sound team with a company focus on sustainability in Hawaii. Myron’s company is rooted in family values and commitment to the ‘āina, a true leader in sustainability for Hawaii. Myron’s company mission directly reflects ESW-KCC’s values, ethics, importance in education, STEM outreach, community implementation and passion for engineering, making this collaboration a perfect match.
Myron’s brother, Nainoa, is a Native Hawaiian navigator and president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Nainoa has inspired and led a revival of traditional voyaging arts in Hawai’i and Polynesia-arts which has demanded the attention of the United Nations and the world. These voyages have inspired the United Nations to focus on sustainability and bring change to the forefront of world discussion.
Myron and Nainoa continue to inspire the world to a sustainable future daily through action in Hawaii and the global community, something ESW Hawaii believes in and strives for.
We will be working directly with Steve Carlson, head system designer. Steve reflects the company mission with passion and through his skills. Steve holds a degree in Computer Science and 20 years of industry experience in Hawaii.
We could not be more pleased to partner with a local company that truly represents the future of a sustainability driven engineering and business relationship. We invite you to check the links below for further information on  Solar Cool Hawaii and Hawaiian Voyaging Traditions with Nainoa Thompson.