Ecocentric Perspective In Environmental Science
Perspectives are very important aspects of Environmental Science. They are frequently not black and white or cut and dry, so to speak. A perspective can be defined as, a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Ecocentrism is a philosophy or perspective that places intrinsic value on all living organisms and their natural environment, regardless of their perceived usefulness or importance to human beings. Therefore, someone with an ecocentric view point would respond to a request to turn a decommissioned military base in Southern IN into a mutli-use designation that encouraged camping, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, hunting, and fishing areas like a state park with negative feelings. A person who is ecocentric has the perspective that the goal of the environment should be to preserve and protect the natural process. The land must be nurtured, cherished, and undisturbed. The land needs to be able to progress in the future without any kind of intervention of mankind. Therefore they would feel that the intrinsic value would not be there if humans transformed the land into a park, because humans would be using the land …show more content…
A company came out reusable toilet wipes, made out of cloth. It is a tough sell, but one manufacturer promises they do not stink and sells wet bags to contain the dirty wipes. America has an appetite for comfy toilet paper, however what might be people’s preferences is not necessarily good for the environment. Soft toilet paper does not contain any recycled materials for the environment and is often made from old growth forests. A waste expert even states, soft toilet paper was worse on the environment than driving a Hummer in terms of environmental impact. I choose this example because I honestly had never thought about toilet papers effect on the environment and yet we go through tons of toilet paper every