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    Ecological Self

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    distinguishes one person or thing from others (Landau, 364 Ed). A person’s environment as a whole: an interaction with others, experiences, and time, makes a collage of traits that distinguishes someone as an individual. David Sibley’s theory of the “Ecological Self” or Identity is bound by his determents of social, cultural, and spatial context. Sibley believes that class, race, gender, and nation shapes our identity, it is a single concept that is molded by our experiences from the world. I do not agree

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    Ecological Hermeneutics

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    articulation of an ecological hermeneutics? As "hermeneutics" is the art of interpretation and understanding, "ecological hermeneutics" is understood as the act of interpreting the impact of technology within the lifeworld. I consider the potential for ecological hermeneutics based upon Gadamer’s theory of science. First, I outline his theory of science. Second, I delineate ecological hermeneutics as an application of this theory. Third, I discuss what can be expected from the act of ecological hermeneutics

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    Philosophical Foundation of Ecological Ethics ABSTRACT: Principles of Buddhist philosophy central to the formation of an ecological paradigm of mentality include a dynamic vision of the world, a system of relative truth apart from dogmas, a moral foundation for scientific knowledge, an emphasis on nonviolence and the absence of repressive scientific methods, and the progressive movement of the intellect to Universal Consciousness which postulates the unity of microcosm and macrocosm. The comparative

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    Aldo Leopold on “The Ecological Conscience” Leopold defends his position the advent of a new ethical development, one that deals with humans’ relations to the land and its necessity. This relationship is defined as the land ethic, this concept holds to a central component referred to as the ecological consciousness. The ecological consciousness is not a vague ideal, but one that is not recognized in modern society. It reflects a certainty of individual responsibility for the health and preservation

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    The Maasai Culture And Ecological Adaptations

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    Introduction The Rift Valley in East Africa has been the home of pastoralists for over three thousand years. A number of different tribes migrated to Kenya, grouped by language they include the Cushites derived from Southern Ethiopia, the Nilotes, which include the Maasai, from Southern Sudan, and the Bantu. The Maa speaking people are the group from which the Maasai originated; their expansion southward into the Great Rift Valley began about 400 years ago. The second stage of Maasai expansion involved

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    ecological footprint

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    The concept of Ecological Footprint was developed by William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel in 1990 and it means the amount of productive land and water that people in a particular part of the world need to provide them with an indefinite supply of renewable resources while also recycling all the waste and pollution related to their use of this resources. In other words, it tracks the demands placed by humans living of the Earth’s natural supplies by region, country and individual person. The Global

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    Ecological Footprint

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    ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT Quiz Results: 0.36 Earths/ 5.68GHa What can I say? I am pretty impressed with myself with regards to the result of the ecological footprint quiz. Let’s just say that I am not fully aware that I am living environmentally conscientious life because I am just living the way I am brought up by my parents. The question now is how am I raised? Our family is living a simple life; my father farms a small piece of land also works as a carpenter while my mother is a housewife. My point

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    resources, whether they be renewable or not. To measure how much of the resources we use, we assess our ecological footprint. Our ecological footprint allows us to measure the human demand on nature (footprintnetwork). The units of measurement for our ecological footprint is usually by the amount of land we would need to sustain our use of natural resources (Google). When determining one’s ecological footprint many factors are accounted for; what one eats is one of those factors. Asking how often one

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    INTRODUCTION The four learning goals for this lab are: 1. Each student will examine the individual level of the ecological hierarchy. 2. Each student will complete an online survey (www.myfootprint.org) that estimates the impact that his/her lifestyle choices (“ecological footprint”) will have on other organisms. 3. Each student will survey at least 10 other people before deciding how much individual(s) can impact other areas of Ecology. 4. Each student will use the scientific method and at least

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    Humans can affect the environment through our day to day lifestyle without even noticing the change. An ecological footprint is a measurement of how much a person uses the environment around them to live their life. This given measurement can help one to see their impact on the earth. It is an important tool to understand what actually a human does to change the habitat near them. My ecological footprint results gave me a perspective of how my daily life can impact the world I live in, as well as

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