The Ecological Citizen: A peer-reviewed ecocentric journal


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From wilderness to plastic plants: How might we get back to wildness?

Helen Kopnina

The Ecological Citizen Vol 1 No 2 2018: 191–7

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First published: 1 January 2018  |  Permanent URL  |  Download citation in RIS format


Abstract

In human-controlled environments, areas of wild plants are 'translated' into cultivated landscapes to accommodate social, cultural and economic needs. This article explores indoor, agricultural and (sub)urban landscape in the Netherlands, focusing on the use of plants both indoors and outdoors, and reveals anthropocentric, instrumental and unsustainable practices. The article also presents suggestions for alternative, more ethical and sustainable ways of relating to plants in the Netherlands and beyond.

 

Keywords

Anthropocentrism, Human-nature dualism, Intrinsic value, Nature, Sustainability

 


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