Las Matas de Farfan will forever hold a place in my heart. Helping the people in this town is truly my passion.
It is no secret that across many cultures women are subordinate to men and are often expected to take the lowly role of the housewife. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, it is the knowledge and background work of indigenous women that is responsible for the preservation of biodiversity in a patriarchal world that destroys biodiversity. She […]
Our mission in the Dominican Republic is a multifaceted operation. Our main mission is the support of a guardaria, which is essentially a place that serves as a free daycare to preschool age kids and offers them two square meals a day (that they would not receive at home). I have a million adorable pictures […]
Paul Hawken’s Drawdown It has been a while since I have written anything for my Ethics with Em series which is strange because I have so many topics to cover in that area! I took a very inspiring environmental ethics class last semester which really opened my eyes to a million issues. I was particularly inspired […]
The following post is based on a movement by Arne Naess that describes the difference between shallow and deep ecological movements. Please read the original piece written by Naess here. What is Shallow vs. Deep Ecology? Arne Naess, a Norwegian professor, draws a definite line between two areas that he calls Shallow Ecology and Deep Ecology. […]
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In my last couple of posts, I wrote about a few philosophical theories pertaining to environmental ethics. I wrote about the theory of Reverence for Life and Land Ethic. In studying these two things, I have become more aware of a somethings about me that I have ignored for a long time. I am not only […]
This post contains objective and subjective content based off of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic. I highly recommend reading Leopold’s essay on his theory of Land Ethic for a more complete account of his thoughts on the topic. The definition of the term “ethics” varies between its uses in philosophy and ecology. In ecology, an ethic is acknowledging […]
Analyzing “Reverence for Life” by Albert Schweitzer This post relays objective and subjective knowledge of an essay by Albert Schweitzer on his theory of “reverence for life.” To buy his book, Reverence for Life, click here. You can also get his book Out of My Life and Thought on Amazon. Albert Schweitzer, a German philosopher, developed a […]
Assisted suicide was a topic that raised a wide ranging set of opinions in our group discussions. Many in the group thought it was a sick concept and condemned those who utilized the option of assisted suicide. I had very mixed thoughts and opinions. I cannot say I would condemn anybody for taking the route […]