Featured Profiles

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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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    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.