THEMES IN THE READINGS AND CRITICISM :
Conservation and Appreciation of the natural environmental
"The Land Ethic" by Aldo Leopold: “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 economic value; I mean value in the philosophical sense.”
There are some things that shouldn’t have an economic values. Analytical approach.
Consciousness of the land
"Unbowed: Chapter 6" by Wangari Muta Maathai: “Education, if it means anything, should not take people away from the land, but instill in them even more respect for it, because educated people are in a position to understand what is being lost. The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. As I told the foresters, and the women, you don't need a diploma to plant a tree.”
Personal experience working with native tribes to increase the number of trees
“Although I was a highly educated woman, it did no~ seem odd to me to be working with my hands, often with my knees on the ground, alongside rural women.”
"How to Protect the Oceans" by Sylvia Earle: "No one imagined that we could do anything to harm the ocean by what we put into it or by what we took out of it. It seemed, at that time, to be a sea of Eden, but now we know, and now we are facing paradise lost."
The end of coral reef, big fish, and the pyramid of life.
Connecting to the future. "For the children of today, for tomorrow's child: as never again, now is the time."