Is Marrying Ecology and Economics Essential?

What is the value of the natural world? Can it be put in economic terms? What are different peoples’ perspectives on the meaning of “natural,” and what responsibilities do humans have to nature? This article doesn’t answer these questions, but invites you to consider them.

We have a duty to fix battered ecosystems. But if we are to make progress, we must consider ecology and economics as two sides of the same coin. After all, we need both to make a home.

 Erik Oberg IC Tropical Pisonia Palmyra
Native Tropical Pisonia Forest on Palmyra Atoll. Photo by Erik Oberg/Island Conservation.

Do you agree? How do you see (or not see) economics and ecology fitting together?

You can find the original article here.

About Sara Kaiser

Sara received a BA in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. As a freelance writer and editor, she seeks to produce and highlight stories that support ecological responsibility, body awareness, emotional intelligence, and creative action, and reveal the connections between them.

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