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.

2013-14 Environmental Ethics Fellows


Javen Kizzart
A senior majoring in environmental studies with a minor in economics, Javen Kizzart is from San Antonio. Kizzart is involved with the Undergraduate Admissions Student Ambassador Program and also traveled to Spain through the Leavey School of Business' Global Experience Program. He hopes to go into the sustainable development or alternative energy field.




Sulaiman Shelton
Senior Sulaiman Shelton is an environmental studies major and a history minor. He is from Ashland, Oregon. Shelton is interested in environmental justice associated with agriculture and plans to continue this line of study after he graduates. His research will be on the importance of urban gardens, and ethical issues associated with farming.

Projects by Environmental Ethics Fellows

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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