1.1 – Environmental Value Systems

An environmental value system is the worldview a person holds towards environmental issues. A person’s value system can be complex and difficult to categorise, but we can loosely group view points depending on their priorities. People may prioritise ecology (ecocentric), they may prioritise humans (anthropocentric), or they put faith in the use of technology to solve problems (technocentric).


1What is an environmental value system?
2Influences on environmental value systems
3Justifying your environmental value system
Chapter Workbook
Vocabulary Sheet

  • Use a survey to investigate any correlation between Environmental Value Systems and one other factor (e.g. age).

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Essay Task

“Describe and justify your environmental value system. Include examples of environmental issues and your attitude towards them to support your answer.” [9 marks]

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