Read Aldo Leopold’s 1948 essay “The Land Ethic” (available on the web: home.btconnect.com/
tipiglen/landethic.html). How does Leopold see the concept of “community” as central to
the needed development of a land ethic?
Do you think that we (everyday citizens) see
ourselves as members of the “land community”? Why or why not? Think of one or more
ways in which contemporary society displays a “land ethic.” Think of one or more ways in
which it fails to. Discuss.