1. As part of All Gaucho Reunion's Gaucho Grown Showcase on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 the UCSB Alumni Association hosted a Fireside Chat with Environmental Studies Program Alumnus Christopher Gavigan ('97), Co-Founder & Chief Purpose Officer of The Honest Company. Moderated by Professor Paul Leonardi,Technology Management Program, Christopher shares his incredible journey from UCSB to co-founding The Honest Company in 2012 and offers some great advice to aspiring students looking to pursue a successful entrepreneurial career helping the environment.

    Christopher Gavigan graduated from UCSB in 1997 with a degree in Environmental Science, and also holds an M.A. in Behavioral Psychology from UCLA. While at UCSB, he won multiple national championships as a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team. He is a social entrepreneur, the past CEO of the non-profit Health Child Healthy World and the author of "Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner Greener Safer Home." Christopher also sits on a number of advisory boards and councils across the country . He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 4 children.

    * We wish to thank the UCSB Alumni Association for hosting this interview and allowing the ES Program to share it on our website!

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  2. The Environmental Studies Program welcomes Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Director of Climate Science for the Union of Concerned Scientists as the 2018 Steven Manley Memorial Lecturer. Her talk, titled "Sea level rise, ocean acidfication, and global average surface temperature increase from emissions traced to major carbon producers." Her lecture focused on the historical and recent emissions traced to 90 major industrial carbon producers. Emissions traced to these 90 carbon producers contributed ∼57% of the observed rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide, ∼42–50% of the rise in global mean surface temperature (GMST), and ∼26–32% of global sea level (GSL) rise over the historical period and ∼43% (atmospheric carbon dioxide), ∼29–35% (GMST), and ∼11–14% (GSL) since 1980.

    Brenda Ekwurzel is a senior climate scientist and the director of climate science for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). A widely quoted expert on climate change including ABC News, CBS News, Good Morning America, CNN, the Fox News Channel, NPR, and The Colbert Report, and has been cited by the Washington Post, USA Today, the Associated Press and Reuters. In 2016, she was named a AAAS fellow, and cited for her “distinguished contributions to analysis and outreach aimed at strengthening support for sound U.S. climate policies, and making the science of climate change accessible to diverse audiences.” Currently she serves as co-author on the Mitigation chapter of the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA4). She has studied climate variability in places as disparate as the Arctic—where her research brought her to the North Pole—and the desert Southwest.

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  3. Part of Mel's acceptance speech of the ES Program's 2017 Community Service Award.

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This channel contains a variety of videos produced and lectures recorded by the Environmental Studies Program at UCSB.

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1. William "Bill" Freudenburg: A Tribute
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