by Susan Shelton
Energypath is the region's largest sustainable energy conference attracting over 600 industry professionals, policymakers and academia from all over the world. Energypath 2013 was held at Villanova University in Philadelphia from July 29 to August 2, 2013.
SWEP continued its tradition of supporting Energypath and this year the joint New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Capital (Harrisburg) chapters sponsored a “learn more about SWEP” booth at the Energypath Energy Expo on Thursday and Friday (August 1st & 2nd).
Existing and potential SWEP members visited the SWEP booth to learn more about the benefits of SWEP membership across the Delaware Valley. Visitors to the booth had the opportunity to learn about scholarship programs, joint chapter activities, continuing education, professional development training programs, and the opportunities to mentor and network with fellow environmental professionals offered by SWEP!
Conference attendees could participate in Energypath workshops focusing upon topics including: Energy Business Modeling, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, and overviews of Biomass and Solar Technology systems.
At the conclusion of the conference, Energypath organizers solicited SWEPs participation in the 2014 conference with a special request to “’revitalize” the energy and success of the Mentoring and Networking program lead by SWEP at the Energypath 2011. NJSWEP Program Committee members welcome the opportunity to follow-up on the success of the 2011 Energypath experience but, we need volunteers and event organizers to step up to the plate. Are you ready to volunteer?! Contact Susan D. Shelton, Program Committee Chair, at SDShelton120@aol.com to learn more about how you can lend a hand in supporting the continuing success of NJSWEP programs and events.