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Ways To Value the Environment


  • Aesthetic Value
    Appreciating beauty through the senses
  • Cultural Value
    Maintaining the attitudes and practices of a specific group of people
  • Ecological Value
    Maintaining the integrity of natural systems
  • Economic Value
    Exchanging goods and services for money
  • Educational Value
    Benefitting from learning and instruction
  • Egocentric Value
    Focusing on self-satisfaction and personal fulfillment
  • Legal Value
    Referring to the law and its enforcement
  • Recreational Value
    Using leisure time
  • Social Value
    Sharing human empathy, feelings, and status


Adapted from "A Child's Place in the Environment", sponsored by the California Department of Education in cooperation with Konocti Unified School District.


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