Eleanor on the Environment

A photo I took of Washington’s beautiful Mt. Rainier

A little bit about me:

I grew up in Seattle, Washington and now attend Fordham University. I am a freshman on the rowing team and I am currently undecided on my major. I have grown up in a notoriously green area. Although not perfect, my public education set me up to care about the dangers of climate change. My parents have also played a major role in fusing my passion for the environment. They made sure to keep me close to the outdoors. Our family enjoyed hikes, backpacking, and skiing together. On top of that our family made our resolution in 2020 to cut all our carbon emissions. This was a big leap for our family and even though we have a long way to go our progress has been inspiring. I took environmental studies, the fuel behind my blogs, so that I could explore the environmental studies major and learn more about how I can play my part in helping this planet. 

Mom (right), Thomas my brother (center), and I enjoying the view at Gasworks park in Seattle
Dad(right) and I at the submit of Mt. Adams

This is a series of posts on Climate Change and the Environment.

Coming to a Crossroads

The earth’s environment has been around for 3.5 billion years, and it has continually flourished with extreme amounts of biodiversity. The cycle of our planet is charged by the sun. It’s solar energy has been at the core…

Circle of Life

Humans have only existed for a fraction of the amount of time that organisms have inhabited this planet. Living cells have been around for 3.5 billion years, humans can only count for about two million of those years…

Fighting Fuels

As our understanding of science and the natural world expands, we continue to develop technology that helps combat the changing climate. However, it is important to first understand what is contributing to climate change…

She Sells Seashells

As we know, Climate Change is the disruption of the earth’s climate due to an increase in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Some major effects of climate change include ocean acidification, rising sea levels due to atmospheric warming, loss of biodiversity…

Environmental History

Just like any other subject, the history of the environment is very important. It is crucial to study the change in the relationship between humans and the natural world. Humans from the very beginning of time saw the environment…

Environmental Ethics

Deciding what is right and wrong continues to puzzle humanity. What values are most important? Who decides who is prosperous and who isn’t? Do animals deserve rights? How many rights can we offer to humans? These are all questions about ethics. It can…

Environmental Economics

As the world becomes more aware about the changing climate and the responsibilities taken to preserve it, governments are stepping in. There are a few ways that environmental economists are stepping in to take their part in fighting climate change. Green taxes…