I am a surfer so obviously I have a major lifelong connection with water. My roommate and one of my best friends is type 1 diabetic and a surfer which can be problematic. One time while surfing at PV cove in LA county he went into a diabetic shock in the water. We were probably about a hundred yards out and I saw him turn pale white and pass out on his board. I paddled him in as quickly as possible and ran up the mile long trail to call 911. They sent in a rescue helicopter and before they took him away the only thing I heard him say was “please dont cut off my wetsuit.”

 

-Joey Parks

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We are a faction of the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) that will produce simulated water bills that will inform and educate on-campus apartment residents at UC Santa Cruz about their monthly water use and will encourage smarter water-use and conservation through a reduction competition.

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