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New Environmental Ethics Videos

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Environmental Ethics Fellows explore activism and issues

In honor of #WorldEnvironmentDay, the Ethics Center’s Environmental Ethics team has released two new videos available on our YouTube channel. An interview with environmental scientist Pedro Walpole, S.J., explores: five priorities of the Ecojesuit network, building pathways, differences in attitudes and lifestyles between developed and developing countries, defining the environment and environmental challenges, issues and dilemmas with plastics, deforestation, and hope for the future.  

In “The Plastic Dilemma,” Walpole specifically discusses the environmental challenges posed by our use of plastics. Growing problems include “nanoplastics” which can enter our bloodstream, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch now twice the size of Texas and threatening to delicate marine life.

Walpole, S.J., is director for Research, Environmental Science for Social Change, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and Coordinator of EcoJesuit, an international network of Jesuits and partners that facilitates collaboration for ecological justice and action. Though he lives in Mindanao, Philippines with the upland indigenous community of Pulangiyen, Environmental Ethics Fellows had the opportunity to interview Father Walpole when he visited SCU's campus in Winter 2018. The Green Bronco Video Series was created by the 2017-18 Environmental Ethics Fellows: Andrea Filler, Nick Redfield, and Vanessa Shin.

View the full video series

More information: https://www.scu.edu/environmental-ethics/

Jun 5, 2018

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