Nature of human ecological culture
Ecological culture of the individual is a combination of intentional ecological knowledge and opinions on the interrelations between all forms of life and the environment, on the role and place in the nature of the man as bio-social living being. This culture requires a system of skills and habits, readiness and ability, high competence for producing material and intellectual welfare in conditions of sustainable ecological and social development.
Ecological culture determines the rules of interaction between man and nature, both at the level of the individual and at the level of certain groups and communities, and the whole humankind.
Material ecological culture includes achievements of technology for providing ecological sustainability of the industrial production - equipment and devices for control on the environmental pollution, equipment for purification, low-waste and wasteless technologies, techniques for utilization of waters in revolutions, technologies for extracting of valuable components from waste waters, use of a secondary energy resources, waterless technological manufacture, etc. Material ecological culture comprises also artificial items - house devices, clothes, food, environment friendly and produced in accordance with ecological requirements, and arranging optimal environment for mans life and development.
Intellectual ecological culture comprises: the system of ecological facts, terms, laws and regularities, general notions, theories, hypotheses and prognoses, combined in scientific picture of the world, on the base of which ecological and social sustainable development is performed, supporting the balance between humankind and nature for the future.
Intellectual ecological culture includes views and beliefs, awareness and intention, as well as a system of ecological and social values (moral standards).
Nature of human ecological culture 3
The aesthetic approach to ecological culture 4
Ecological culture and the modern ecological crisis 6
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