Thus, a more detailed analysis of the ecocentric
dimension reported by Thompson and Barton (1994) indicates that, although ecocentrism is a globalizing concept, it seems to include two concepts: the self in nature (egobiocentrism) and Nature itself (biospherism).
He has also found time to set up an online web store, EcoCentric
Heath has founded EcoCentric
, an online retail company which is full of design-led and affordable green goodies for the home, from fluffy Bamboo towels, pounds 9, to pure wool throws, pounds 79.
According to her transgressive concept of utopia, ecocentric
ecology (as opposed to its light green, reformist and technocentric cousin) is a radically "utopian and ambitious" body of thought which seeks to challenge and subvert the ideological frameworks that support the industrial, materialist and expansionist cultures of modernity and deconstruct the closed humanity/nature binary (19).
He first discusses conservation movements, which evolved in the late nineteenth century and paved the way for an "ecocentric
" appreciation of nature.
Environmental paradigms: Moving toward an ecocentric
Arguably there is some significance in the choice between an ecocentric
ethic and a human-centred commitment to sustainability.
Pro-development, utilitarian, and ecocentric
It is only with wisdom and strong commitment on the part of more and more people to the basic values of compassion and generosity that the exploitation and domination of the present world order can be transcended and ecocentric
, feminist, multicultural and socialist alternatives can be created.
Environmentalists (who include everyone from nineteenth-century transcendentalists like Thoreau to modern deep ecologists) express a more ecocentric
view where nature is valued both instrumentally and intrinsically.
In a long essay not readily suitable to the theme of the anthology, Edna Longley concludes that Edward Thomas's representation of authority, perception, and time in an ecocentric
and historical context was not quite appropriate to modernist practice.
It is increasingly recognised that values play an important part in motivating sustainable lifestyles (Jonsson and Nilsson, 2014; Holmes et al., 2011) and environmental political action (Paloniemi and Vainio, 2011), and it has been suggested that it is necessary to promote biospheric (ecocentric
) values in order to promote pro-environmental behaviour (de Groot and Steg, 2010; Thompson and Barton, 1994).