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									Environmental Worldviews, Ethics,
and Sustainability


           G. Tyler Miller’s
      Living in the Environment
               MATES

             Chapter 28
Key Concepts

Human-centered worldview
Life-centered worldviews
Earth-centered worldviews
Ethical guidelines to work with
 the Earth
Living more sustainably
Environmental Worldviews in
Industrial Societies

Environmental worldviews
Individual-centered
Earth-centered
Human-centered
Life-centered
Ecosystem-centered
Environmental Worldviews
                    Fig. 28-2
                     p. 742
Values

Instrumental (utilitarian) value

Intrinsic (inherent) value

Anthropocentric worldview

Biocentric worldview
Planetary Management Worldview

Humans are the most important
 species
There is always more
All economic growth is good
Human success depends on how
 humans manage things
Variations on Planetary Management

No-problem school
Free-market school
Responsible planetary management
 school
Spaceship-Earth school
Stewardship school
Life-Centered Environmental
Worldviews

 Humans should not cause the
  premature extinction of species

 Actively protect species endangered
  by human activities

 Some believe all animal species have
  a right to survive
Earth-Centered Environmental
Worldviews

Ecocentric worldview

Emphasis on preserving functioning
 ecosystems

Humans are part of ecological
 processes
Environmental Wisdom Worldview

 Humans are part of nature
 There is not always more
 Some types of technology and economic
  growth are good
 Human success depends on learning how
  Earth systems work and applying what
  we learn
 Deep ecology (See Spotlight p. 748)
Solutions: Living More Sustainably

  Biosphere and ecosystem
   responsibilities

  Species responsibilities

  Cultural responsibilities

  Individual responsibilities
Environmental Education

 Where do things I consume come from?
 What do I know about the place where
  I live?
 How am I connected to the Earth and
  other living things?
 What are my purpose and responsibility
  as a human being?
Major Components of the Environmental
Revolution

 Efficiency revolution

 Pollution prevention revolution

 Sufficiency revolution

 Demographic revolution

 Economic revolution

								
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