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Lars Davenport

Intern Spotlight: Lars Davenport

Lars Davenport was an intern for CEC following his graduation from the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. He is currently working for the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office as an environmental specialist, focusing on community energy programs.
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A Lunch Service For the Planet

For several years, the online learning company lynda.com has provided free daily lunch for employees. Now the Carpinteria-based company is helping employees Ditch Plastic by piloting a reusable container system for those who want to take their lunch to-go.

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Intern Spotlight: Gavin Feiger

After finishing his degree at the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Gavin Feiger went on to work as the executive director for the Sierra Nevada Alliance. When he was at UCSB, Gavin was an intern for CEC.
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My First Tesla Model S

In November 2012, I put my name on the list for a Tesla Model S and started waiting the 8 to 10 months that the company estimated it would take to build my electric car.
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Intern Spotlight: LeeAnne French

LeeAnne French, after finishing her degree at the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, went on to work for UCSB’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Before her job at NCEAS, LeeAnne was an intern for CEC.
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Tour de Farms

As a clinical nutritionist, registered dietician and cooking instructor, Gerri French knows a few things about food. And as host of the Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures Meetup Group, which meets every two weeks at various locations throughout the county, she also knows something about farms.

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Intern Spotlight: Ashley Koide

Ashley Koide is an Account Executive at Yelp! where she assists small business owners with online advertising. Ashley worked at CEC as a Green Business Program intern while in her last year as an undergraduate student at UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Environmental Studies.
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Intern Spotlight: Luke Feinberg

Luke Feinberg -- recent graduate of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UCSB and former CEC intern -- has accepted a Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship in Washington D.C., where he will pursue his environmental career.

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The Underwater Hunter

A weight belt. A pair of long fins. A snorkeling mask. A wetsuit. A spear gun that looks like an underwater crossbow. A strong set of lungs. A clear, calm day. A high tide. A steady arm. A day off from work. A little luck.

That, says Eric Lohela, is his recipe for a good day of free-dive spearfishing.

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Intern Spotlight: Kristin Van Abel

As part of a two-person sustainability team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Kristin Van Abel is responsible for the entire campus sustainability program. A former CEC intern and Bren School of Environmental Science & Management graduate, she now provides strategic planning support for Caltech in all of the school’s sustainability initiatives—from climate and energy to water, transportation, and waste.
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