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Environmental justice – the right of every citizen, regardless of age, race, gender, social class, or other factors, to adequate protection from environmental hazards. Biological imperialism – is human sovereignty over the earth and its resources. Judeo-Christian ethic - Refers to broad moral precepts associated with the Jewish and Christian religions. Among these are the idea of responsibility for one's own actions and of redemption of the criminal or sinner through just punishment and repentance. Technological optimism - if one is a technological optimist one thinks advances in the science of agriculture will make up for the shortfall. Biophilia – instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Biophobia – fear of life

Holistic world view - The holistic world view has its roots in the new physics, systems thinking and ecology, holism and perennial philosophy. “All is one” Mechanistic world view - Mechanism is the belief that natural wholes (principally living things) are like complicated machines or artifacts, composed of parts lacking any intrinsic relationship to each other. Land ethic – the place that you live and how your treat it. Paradigm- model of reality, view of something, how you interpret, perceive, conceive/understand Skin encapsulated ego – you’re locked inside your skin, separate from everyone and everything. Leaky margins – anecdote to skin encapsulated ego.

Earth ethics – is values which extend beyond people to the planet as a whole. Exploitation - the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful, utilize for a profit. Partnership - An association of two or more people as partners Moral justification – it’s the right thing to do.

Aesthetic justification – pleasing to the senses
Ecological justification – beneficial to the natural environment Stewardship – someone who takes care of someone else.
Earth Literacy – is ability to ‘read’ the symbols and signs of the natural world....
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