Camille Veri '14
Philosophy major; Film Studies minor; Columbus, Ohio
On the Ethics of Consumption:
"There are ethical dimensions to decisions we make in everyday life whether we're aware of them or not. Becoming conscious of the fact that our actions as consumers have global consequences is essential to fixing the issue of overconsumption that exists in society today. Where is the line drawn between consuming and over-consuming? What can we do to consume in an ethical manner? Why do people spend more than their share when they know they already have enough to keep them comfortable? What are the motives that keep society on this detrimentally materialistic path? We cannot expect to continue with the consumption habits of our current consumerist culture. It is completely excessive, unfair, and unsustainable. It is imperative that my generation fully grasps this ethical issue so that we can make steps to change future consumption habits and lessen the socio-economic divide that exists in the world today."
Camille Veri is a junior Philosophy major and Film Studies minor. She is a member of the Honor Scholar program. On campus, Camille has served as Music Director and DJ for WGRE 91.5. She also is involved with Philosophy club and Phi Sigma Tau honorary society. In January 2012, Camille helped Jennifer Everett self-publish an anthology of works written by students in her Environmental Ethics course; Camille wrote the introduction to this collection. Camille spent Winter Term 2012 interning for a small solar energy company in Columbus, Ohio researching some of the environmental and economic factors involved with renewable energy. In the Fall of 2012, Camille with be studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic.