Landscapes Essay

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Take-Home Essay The world we live in today is always changing, whether it be technology or the land. As these changes take place, society must adapt to them. Many things begin to change as a result of this and society beings to turn into something completely different. One of the most overlooked changes that takes place is that of the environment and landscape. The landscape is one of the most important parts of our society's culture and has a great effect on how we live. It seems that nowadays, many individuals are taking advantage of the land and nothing appreciating it for every thing that it is worth. Its true that not everyone is going to look at the environment and landscape in the same way, however that is no excuse to…show more content…
His views are like that of many people in society today. You don't have to be an environmentalist, park ranger, or something along those lines to value the land. The landscape is necessary for humans to understand the true meaning of the world. Things such as lakes, rivers, mountains, trees, rocks, hills, and animals each play a specific and valuable role in the environment. Each serves its own purpose, and without each, the environment and landscape would not be what it is. For example, I use paper in my everyday life, and eat meat just about everyday, and these products are from trees and animals, which both come from the landscape. I am very appreciative of these things, and am very thankful to the landscape for them. I don't consider a situation such as this, as "raping" the land or using the land in a negative way. Then again, some people may. If the animal was close to becoming extinct or on a protection list, then I would definitely consider it "raping" the land, or if the trees which were being used for paper products are coming from a protected area, or an area scarce with trees, then that would also definitely be considered "raping" or destroying the landscape. In "The Land Ethic" by Aldo Leopold, he says, "It is inconceivable to me that an ethical relation to land can exist without love, respect, and admiration for land, and a high regard for its value. By value, I of course mean something far broader than mere
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