Ideas About Why To Hug A Tree

In several earlier posts Seth highlighted the evolution of environmental philosophy in readings for a course he was taking at Cornell University.  For those of us not lucky enough to be in a course like that, there is a magazine whose current issue covers some of the same terrain.  From one of the articles in that issue (click the image above to go directly to the source):

Leopold argued for the extension of what we see as worthy of our respect from the human community to include animals and the natural world, or what he referred to as ‘the biotic community’. His famous principle, briefly expressed, was, ‘A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise’.

In light of the previous post, yes.

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