Schools of Thought Worksheet Essay

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Schools of Thought Worksheet
Write brief descriptions for each of the terms in the table below. If you use an outside source to define them, include an APA citation for the source.

General Terms
Ecology
A science that deals with the relationships between groups of living things and their environments ("Merriam-Webster", 2014).
Environmental justice
A recognition that access to a clean, healthy environment is a fundamental right of all human beings (McGraw-Hill, 2003).

Environmental science
The systematic, scientific study of our environment as well as our role in it (McGraw-Hill, 2003).

Ethics
An area of study that deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior: a branch of philosophy
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Select two environmental schools of thought and a local environmental issue from the completed chart.

Write a 350- to 700-word response that

explains how this local environment issue is affecting your community.

explains how your chosen two schools of thought view this local environmental issue.

addresses any ethical concerns or controversies surrounding this environmental issue.

explains how ethics influence the human course of action regarding principal environmental issues.

Your response:
One growing environmental issue my local community faces is unsustainability. People are leading a less sustainable lifestyle to live comfortably. Problem is that the natural resources such as water are being depleted quickly. These people are Anthropocentrism and Materialistic in how they way the live and act. Peoples whose thoughts lean toward Anthropocentrism believe they need to use up all available equity of land causing destruction of surrounding ecosystems in our area. The cause ecological destruction through overpopulation causing the extinction of many important species. Humans are more involved in their personal assets then in the environment itself. Materialism is their drive to take over. They do not concern themselves with environmental issues our communities and others are facing. Natural resources are

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