Think back to all the ethics we've covered so far:
How would you characterize your own environmental ethic and how did you come to hold these beliefs? In other words, what childhood experiences, works of literature or other influences inspired these beliefs? Think about whether or not your ethic comes from self-interest or from a true interest in non-human elements. Or does it come from an interest in sustainability (using enough of the land for what we need while preserving as much as possible for future generations) or justice (ensuring that all people have access to clean environments)?
Camping trip planning group lunch meeting today.
1. Share your starter in groups of 3-4
A. "Land Ethic"
B. Environmental Justice and NIMBY-ism (Definitions? What was the Environmental Justice Leadership Summit?)
3. Let's read an article on Environmental Justice in real life! First, we'll scope out the photos showing life in Mountain View, New Mexico then we'll have some time to read and discuss “The Environment is Where We Live” (just through page 2 on the online version. As you read, make note of or be sure you understand the following:
For those interested, further reading on Environmental Justice legislation:
4. Open test review time + Honors Seminar on Cat's Cradle
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School