Featured Profiles

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    May 2020 - Sustainability Champion of the Month: Sue Matthews

    May 12, 2020

    Sue Matthews, Associate Vice Chancellor Colleges, Housing and Educational Services, is being recognized as the sustainability champion of the month for furthering the sustainability mission at UCSC in too many ways to mention. Learn more about Sue and her amazing work, in our interview with her.

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    April 2020 - Sustainability Champion of the Month: Clint Jeffries

    April 13, 2020

    Clint Jeffries, Assistant Director of UC Santa Cruz Dining, is being recognized this month for his pertinent sustainability work in the dining halls and beyond.

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    March 2020 - Sustainability Champion of the Month: Cindy Delgado

    March 5, 2020

    Cindy Delgado, Assistant Director of Worker's Compensation for Risk Services, is being recognized this month for the valuable work she does to further sustainability on this campus and beyond. Learn more about her journey and her work in our interview with Cindy.

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    February 2020 - Sustainability Champion of the Month: Flora Lu

    February 10, 2020

    Professor Flora Lu is being recognized for the great work she does to further sustainability on this campus and beyond. Learn about her journey, and how she was inspired by an undergraduate course "Human Ecology in the Amazon", and how that changed her future.

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    December 2019 - Sustainability Champion of the Month: Pamela Dewey

    December 3, 2019

    Pamela Dewey from the Social Sciences Division, has inspired people to be sustainable, in many different ways.

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    November 2019 - Sustainability Champion of the Month: Leslie O'Malley

    November 6, 2019

    Leslie O'Malley, Waste Reduction Program Manager for the City of Santa Cruz, is being recognized as Sustainability Champion of The Month this November.

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    October 2019 - Sustainability Champion of the Month: Ivan Ditmars

    October 18, 2019

    Ivan Ditmars is being recognized as Sustainability Champion of The Month this October. He was given the task to expand the campus' use of the Corporate Travel & Entertainment (CTE) card, a pioneer in paperless transactions that streamlines processes saving a lot of paper and time.

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    June 2019: Alysia Tran and Shirley Chun

    June 5, 2019

    This month we had the privilege to interview our two Education and Outreach Team members, Shirley Chun, and Alysia Tran, who will be graduating this Spring.

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    May 2019: Kyra Fitz

    May 7, 2019

    This month we had the privilege to interview Kyra Fitz, a Senior who has worked many positions at the sustainability office: Carbon Neutrality team and Currently a Carbon Neutrality Fellow.

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    April 2019: Sarina Sylavong

    April 11, 2019

    This month we had the privilege to interview Sarina Sylavong, a Senior who has worked many positions at the sustainability office: Green Labs Program, InterOrg team coordinator, Green Labs Program Facilitator, and Student Task Force.

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    January 2019: Alessandra Alvares

    January 28, 2019

    This month we had the privilege to interview Alessandra Álvares, the Office Manager and Event Coordinator at the Sustainability Office. She works with teams of students to spread the word about sustainability here on campus.

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    November 2018: Ellen Vaughan

    November 15, 2018

    Each month, our newsletter features a person or group on campus that is working toward a more sustainable world. This month we were excited to interview and welcome Ellen Vaughan, Water & Climate Action Manager, to the Sustainability Office.

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    June 2017 Profile: Melissa Ott

    June 5, 2017

    This month, we are featuring Melissa Ott, our former Office Manager and first-year apprentice in the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at the UCSC Farm & Gardens.

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    December 2013 Sustainability Profile: Chancellor George Blumenthal

    December 4, 2013

    This month's profile features Chancellor George Blumenthal, who is spearheading a campus-wide challenge to reduce waste.