Chris Kane is an undergraduate student at UCSC and Team Coordinator for the Zero Waste Team in the Sustainability Office. Over the summer, he participated in a field study abroad with Dr. Flora Lu, a professor of Environmental Studies and Provost of Colleges 9 & 10 at UCSC. Her research focuses on "social, political, and environmental effects of extractive industries on communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon and on the lives of its residents." Chris went to Ecuador last summer to join Dr. Lu in the field conducting research.
Click on this link to read about Chris' experiences with the Waorani tribes in Ecuador, who no longer have access to clean water and whose culture has been disappearing due to the ever-expanding oil industrial facilities.