STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY AT SCU: CHECK OUT THIS ETHICS CASE!!
WHAT DO YOU THINK? TO COMMENT, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO GET TO THE DISCUSSION BOARD ON THE ETHICS FACEBOOK SITE.
Here is the case:
Jimmy is involved with Santa Clara's SLURP project (Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project). As part of the project this year, he is planning on volunteering with the annual water bottle display on Kenna Mall. Every year, students collect water bottles that were thrown into the trash to inform students on campus about the number of bottles we waste. In doing so, the SLURP members hope to help their classmates make more ethical decisions about recycling their trash.
Some of Jimmy's friends find this display offensive. They feel as though the display isn't making any statement except to show how inadequate Santa Clara students are about recycling. What the display really does, in their opinion, is discourage students. Jimmy wants to reach out to the students and feels that maybe the water bottle display isn't an effective way to do so.
Should Jimmy continue with the water bottle display or find another way to educate Santa Clara students about the importance of recycling? Also, what are your feelings about the water bottle recycling displays around campus? Do they do more harm than good?
To get on the Ethics Facebook group:
Search Ethics in the search box on Facebook, click on the "Ethics" Facebook group and "Join Group" to comment.
This case is being presented in coordination with the forthcoming March 5 student-led event on the future of sustainability at SCU.
Information about the event follows:
ALL SHOW WITH NO GO?
Tired of Sustainability Hippies on Campus? Think SCU is 'Greenwashing'?
Student-led Discussion about the weaknesses, strengths, and future of sustainability at Santa Clara featuring:
-- Meghan Mooney, SCU '09
-- Nick Obradovich, SCU '09
4 p.m., Thursday, March 5 Media Room A, First Floor of the Learning Commons