The Blue River Declaration
An Ethic of the Earth Creates a Concordance between Ecological and Ethical Principles
Keywords:Blue River Declaration, Blue River Quorum, ecological vision, environmental ethics, morality
Aldo Leopold found it in the green re shining in the eyes of a dying wolf. Thomas Berry found it in a meadow of white lilies. Rachel Carson found it in the darkness at the edge of pounding surf. Last fall, a gathering of twenty-four thinkers sought it in the green shadows of giant cedars that grow along Oregon’s Blue River. What they were looking for was the moral meaning that follows from the interconnectedness of life.
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Leopold, Aldo. 1949. A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (New York: Oxford University Press).
Moore, Kathleen Dean, and Michael P. Nelson. 2010. Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (San Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press).
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