ERIC Number: ED127223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Questions of Value and Meaning in State Environmental Policy: A State-wide Conference for Dialogue at the Bicentennial. Final Report.
Florida Endowment for the Humanities, Gainesville.
The relationship between the humanities and environmental policy questions is explored in this final conference report. Emphasis was on underlining the role of ethical questions and human aspirations, as well as empirical inquiry, in environmental quality decisions. The two-day program in Tallahassee, Florida, involved public officials, community leaders, environmental educators, and humanities scholars. They focused on definitions of "environmental quality" and "quality of life" in light of the role of humanities in helping redefine our values such that demands on ecosystems might decrease although population and urbanization increase. It was agreed that formal and nonformal ongoing environmental education programs are helping to direct human aspirations in ways which foster justice and environmental quality. However, there is still a need to develop policymakers who view problems and shape trends in a holistic, interrelated manner. (AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Endowment for the Humanities, Gainesville.