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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Alumni Sustainability Achievements

UCSC Alumni Photographers Focus on Environment for Exhibition
Beginning April 9th, Three Lives in Photography will be a new exhibition on campus at the Sesnon Gallery. Three UC Santa Cruz alumni, Robert Dawson, Joel Leivick, and David Pace, will present their work as artists, environmentalists, and educators at the show, which will run through May 10th. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, April 9, at 5 p.m., followed by an artists’ lecture at 7 p.m. The work in Three Lives in Photography--curated by Sesnon director Shelby Graham--uses traditional format photography to reveal the severe impact of industry on the contemporary landscape.

If you are interested in knowing more about the artists, check out this article.

UCSC alumnus Hoyt Peckham awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation
UC Santa Cruz alumnus Hoyt Peckham has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to expand on his work with coastal communities in Mexico to support sustainable fishing practices.

The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation awards recipients $150,000 for a three-year project to address conservation challenges facing our oceans. Peckham developed SmartFish, a nonprofit social enterprise that enables small-scale fishermen to produce high quality, sustainably-caught seafood by using ocean-friendly practices, such as hand lines and other gear that reduce bycatch. Pew's award will allow him to expand this program, first developed in southern Baja California, throughout northwest Mexico and to determine its international feasibility.

Read on at this article.

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