Clean Energy Competition 2015

The Deming Center in partnership with the Department of Energy invites students to compete in the 2015 Clean Energy Competition. The goal is to put our region on the map as a leader in clean energy by helping students trail blaze the way. With a regional prize of $50,000, teams competing will also receive access to workshops and community support to develop their concept and pitch. Submit Applications by March 7th. The Semi-final competition will be April 10th and the regional competition will be April 30th. Apply or find out more. There is interest in getting a team together through the club, email to be part of this team.


When: October 25th, Doors open at 6, show starts at 7!

Where: The Fox Theater


switch~ is about sharing sustainable energy ideas in an engaging, rapid-fire format. The concept is similar to TEDx and Ignite Boulder, where speakers have just a few minutes to present and inspire the audience about their topic.

switch~ is a place for energy change-makers to spread leading-edge ideas and network with other Colorado professionals who are driving social change and industry innovation.


Switch is currently looking for speakers!

Switch is reaching out to all energy and sustainability innovators, idea makers, followers, and inspirers to share their ideas and stories on October 25th.  The switch~ format will be 5 minute long presentations of 20 auto-advancing slides (just like Ignite Boulder).  The speaker is not given much time and has no slide control!  The mission is to present a story or idea about energy or sustainability that inspires and excites an audience containing lots of energy professionals and others pursuing our sustainable energy future.

To submit, please fill out the form on the Switch website by September 23rd.



Please feel free to contact Switch.

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  • facebook: ~switch energy
  • twitter: @energyswitchCO


Bright Idea about Sustainability? Get Funded!

Sustainable CU is an Environmental Center grant fund promoting innovative, student-led sustainability projects on the CU campus. For the 2012-2013 school year, Sustainable CU will offer support for small projects (up to $2500) and large-scale capital projects (amounts greater than $2500) through two separate applications.  The program pays for infrastructure, contractor fees, consumables, equipment rentals, and similar expenses, but does not provide stipends to applicants. In previous years, we’ve supported projects ranging from the expansion of community gardens in Family Housing to the installation of solar panels on a roving biodiesel plant designed and managed by CU students.

Small-project deadlines are the first Monday of each month, beginning October 1st, 2012 and ending March 4th, 2013. Large projects are accepted twice yearly; the deadlines are November 5th, 2012 and February 4th, 2013. Approximately $175,000 is available for disbursement. Applications are available at