Ethics and sustainability

Marden, P and Mercer, D 2005, 'Ethics and sustainability', Geograhical Education, vol. 18, pp. 11-21.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Ethics and sustainability
Author(s) Marden, P
Mercer, D
Year 2005
Journal name Geograhical Education
Volume number 18
Start page 11
End page 21
Total pages 10
Publisher Australian Geographical Teachers' Association
Abstract [article extract] Ethics has always been the subject matter for philosophers often regarded as important by a few well-trained professionals. Ethics however is everything but that. It involves everyday life choices by all individuals living in society. It enables us to reflect on what we do and whether or not we have acted for the good of others or for our own selfish ends. We are constantly told by politicians and the media that we inhabit a world with endless opportunities, especially if you are fortunate enough to live in a highly developed society. The emergence of industrialism and mass production over recent centuries has fundamentally altered the way we produce and consume things in society, and the continuing list of environmental problems from salinity to pollution reminds us that our choices have not always been wisely made.
Subject Conservation and Biodiversity
Copyright notice Australian Geography Teachers' Association
ISSN 0085-0969
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