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June 4, 2018

Austin Crane participating in a weeds crew community service projectSchool of Sustainability undergraduate Austin Crane has achieved a lot in the past year. Besides working on his bachelor's degree, Crane has been interning at Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply as a sustainability intern.

Since he started at Ewing in the summer of 2017, Crane has helped implement a variety of sustainability projects, including a sprinkler controller recycling program and community service events. He’s also made changes to the way Ewing’s employees are engaged in sustainability by creating training materials and relaunching a company-wide “Green Team.”

“Ultimately, my work is concerned with spreading the word about sustainability and letting people know that living sustainably is easy and doable,” Crane said. “I believe that we as sustainability professionals can only be successful if we can convince people to join us on our quest.”

As part of his internship, Crane has written two articles for Ewing’s blog, “Help Ewing Change the Course in Water Conservation” and “How Community Service Projects Can Improve Your Business.”

Crane is on track to graduate in spring 2019. After graduation, he said, “My dream field would be in environmental science, plant biology or ecology research. I love working out in nature and in labs!”