Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Environmental Ethics Fellowship

The Fellowship in Environmental Ethics is awarded to outstanding Santa Clara University undergraduates to support a project that examines the ethical implications of an environmental topic. The fellowship is supported by a gift from John and Joan Casey.

2014-15 Environmental Ethics Fellows


Hannah Maryanski

Hannah Maryanski is from Ventura, CA and is a double major in English and Environmental Studies. She is passionate about creating a more just and sustainable food system and is planning to attend graduate school for food policy or agroecology. She is excited to learn more about Carbon Neutrality and to contribute to SCU's leadership in sustainability.


Kate Cooper

Kate is an Environmental Studies major concentrating in Green Business with a minor in Economics. The natural beauty of the hills surrounding her hometown in the East Bay inspired her passion for the environment. Kate hopes to pursue a career in environmental protection.


Sophia Huang

Sophia Huang is a junior majoring in Environmental Science. She believes that Santa Clara University and its students have the potential to educate the community as well as future generations about solving climate change. By participating in this year's environmental ethics fellowship, she is researching ways for the campus to achieve climate neutrality.



Projects by Environmental Ethics Fellows

A Guide to the Ethics of Climate Neutrality
Ethical resources for institutions of higher learning

Addressing the Problem of Air Travel Emissions
What universities can do to cut greenhouse gas emissions from travel

The Ethics of Carbon Offsets
Reevaluating SCU's path to Carbon Neutrality

University Air Travel Emits Millions of Pounds of Pollution
Analysis of the environmental impact of air travel

Waste and Greenhouse Gases
Waste water and solid waste emissions create greenhouse gasses

Environmental Ethics and Agriculture
Ethical issues raised by the cultivation of crops, especially regarding water and pesticide use.

The Ethics of Sustainability: Why Should We Care?
Personal reflection on the importance of environmental ethics

Standing Together in the Sun
Working with communities to develop an equitable solar future

Material Evaluation Sheets
Evaluation of the environmental and ethical impact of various building materials

Ethics Decathlon
Ethical analysis of the categories used in judging the Solar Decathlon

Making Solar Power More Accessible
An exploration of how to improve access to solar power by low-income communities

Carbon Footprint Calculator
A user-friendly device for college students to measure their impact on the environment

Environmental Ethics and the Culture of Sustainability at Santa Clara University
Research project on how Santa Clara University students understand, define, and express environmental values

Sustainability: Reflections on a Smart Imperative
Ethical challenges facing SCU's first Solar Decathlon team

Green Building
A case study of Santa Clara University's Kennedy Mall

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