- Analyze the role of culture, economics and politics in shaping environmental issues.
- Chapter 1 & 2
Information covered in class
Resource consumption and social or environmental impact
Population growth v. growth of consumption
Hardin and the “tragedy of the commons”
Conservation and preservation ethics
Group Activities x2
Title: Preservation, Conservation, and Land EthicsIntroduction: The application of ethical standards to
relationships between humans and nonhuman entities is known
as environmental ethics. The preservation ethic and the
conservation ethic have guided the branches of the
environmental movement during the past century.
Review the genesis of the preservation ethic and the
conservation ethic discussed on pages 17–18 of the textbook
and write a paper including the following points:
• Differentiate between the preservation ethic and the
conservation ethic. With which ethic do you identify the
most preservation or conservation? Why?
• Consider a forest or another natural resource in your
region or in the area where you grew up. Give an
example of a situation in which you might adopt a
conservation ethic and one in which you might adopt a
preservation ethic for the natural resource. Are there any
conditions under which you would follow neither but
instead adopt a development ethic?
Deliverables and Format:
Submit your answer in around 350 words in a Word document.
Font: Arial; 12 point
Line Spacing: Double
Due Date: June 27
Project – Part 1
Using Appendix 1, Finish part 1 of the project.
Due Friday June 27- Your chosen environmental issue and the annotated bibliography.