Political Ecology

"Political ecology has the ability to shape our world ecosystems in ways that will change generations."

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enviornmental planning, law, protection, process, manage, development, land, social, urban, regional

Environmental Planning 

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Environmental planning is urban and regional planning with a focus on sustainability. The idea behind environmental planning is to gain the land development citizens need to achieve our community based needs. Planning development for Florida's natural parks and recreational centers help build new environmentally friendly attractions that help Floridians stay environmentally aware. Urban planning development for new solar energy panels help build the fundamental energy consumption for the city of Tallahassee's city wide government buildings. It is critically important to protect the environment and advocate for political ecological sustainable laws and bills. 

Urban ecology - is the certain kind of human community with a high density of people, their dwellings and other constructions

Urban ecology creates the science behind natures 'economy' or the richness of the natural resources that can be transformed into environmentally sustainable communities. Political ecology is the way politicians and public figures gain access to natures economy to build new community based projects that help citizens across the state of Florida. 

The difference between this contextual approach and the more traditional way of viewing problems like environmental change is the difference between political and apolitical ecology. Identifying broader systems rather than blaming proximate and local forces; between viewing ecological systems as power-laden rather than politically inert; and between taking an explicitly normative approach rather than one that claims the objectivity of disinterest. 

The field of political ecology is based on critical research predicated on the assumption that any tug on the strands of the global-web of human-environment linkages reverberates throughout the system as a whole. Researchers and scientist advocate fundamental changes in the management of nature and the rights of people, directly or indirectly working with state and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to challenge current conditions. 

 

The dangers of apolitical approaches tend to dominate in global conversations surrounding the environment, and are "ecoscarcity" and "modernization" accountability. However, this must not stop our rights to a cleaner and safer planet globally. Market "optimists," expressing the problem in economic terms, suggest that any form of resource scarcity creates a response that averts serious crisis. As a good becomes scarcer, they suggest, its price tends to rise, which results either in the clever use of substitutes and new technologies to increase efficiency, or in a simple decreased demand for that good. 

So, what's the problem? 

In this ever changing world of political figures, we have the opportunity to start making more climate friendly choices that can make a big impact in our communities. The world depends on the political activist and volunteers that donate to help invent a cleaner planet for the future. Let's make a commitment to speak up about political ecology. 

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