Emily Fish and Shannon Thomas worked together on a project with Dr Michele
Betsill from the CSU Political Science department who is an expert on the
politics of global climate change.
They investigated the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) which is an innovative tool
for assessing the environmental impacts associated with a product's life cycle.
Their research explored the basic principles of LCA and delved deeper into four
After compiling information from previous LCAs and evaluating each life cycle,
Emily and Shannon presented their findings to Fort Collins, Colorado ClimateWise
business partners in an effort to educate and engage the community and encourage
businesses and individuals to make informed and conscious decisions in daily
The interns' research poster,
may be found here.
Shannon and Emily both attend or attended Colorado College as Environmental
Science majors where Emily is a senior and Shannon has just graduated.
Shannon's hometown is Colorado Springs. Her research interests include
mitigation efforts currently in practice for climate change, atmospheric brown
clouds and carbon sequestration storage. She enjoys rock climbing, biking,
hiking and playing the piano and ukulele.
Emily is from Nashville, TN where she also enjoys the great outdoors and music
including backpacking, rock climbing, running, playing fiddle and singing. Her
research interests include regional and global climate change, climate policy,
computer modeling, outreach and education, and women's roles in the sciences.
- coffee production
- expanded polystyrene alternatives
- tissue and handkerchief use
- computer replacement