This second half in the semester I worked closely with two of the subgroups within the Climate Impact Team here at Fordham. The first of which I would like to talk about is “Rams Against Aramark”, where our mission was to raise awareness about the dark side of Fordham’s provider…


Of all the resources and nature capital that we covered thus far on my blog, there is none that are as unique or comparable to water in my mind. For one, there is no substitute for water and there is no way to make a synthetic form of water. I’m…


So far on this blog I’ve generally only talked about how certain man-made products and actions affect the environment and its health. However, in this entry I would like to shift my focus towards some of these products and other environmental issues that affect human health. There is actually a…


The dirt we walk on nearly every second we are outside each and every day may seem not only insignificant, but a rather simple matter too. Dirt to some people is just dirt. However, that is just not the case. Soil is the building block of the environment and without…


Coinciding with world population exponentially skyrocketing in the past century, as has the rates of food production and consumption. That seems to be rather obvious. However, what is not obviously to a larger part of the world is how environmentally threatening and dangerous some of the practices that have been…


The environment is abundant with different types of resources and ecosystem services, however none of them would be able to exist without biodiversity. Biodiversity, the biological variety and variability of life measured by variation of genetics, species, and ecosystem levels, acts as the backbone, support system for ecosystems. Biodiversity stabilizes…


As I am currently living in one of the biggest cities in the world and the biggest city in the United States, it seems appropriate to base this blog entry around the effects of urban places and the phenomenon of urbanization has on the environment. In today’s society, half of…


The Fordham University Climate Impact team has not only allowed me to become much more educated on some important environmental issues within the surrounding community, but also has opened the door for some very intriguing future opportunities. Within the larger group, I have joined two subcommittees, Rams Against Aramark and…


In the early readings in this course, the analogy of comparing the environment to an economic system was made. Though this blog post will revisit these two entities, it will not be in the same context as before. The monetary economies of the world are directly influenced by humans’ usage…


It’s nearly impossible in today’s world to find someone with one hundred percent identical views to yours, whether it be in politics, religion, sports, or in this case the environment. There are a number of different environmental worldviews that stem from the culmination of one’s different ethical beliefs regarding the…

Ethan's Environment

Hello all, my name is Ethan Shepard and I am a freshman at Fordham University with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Sustainable Business. Enjoy!

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