Professionals find themselves confronted by an array of ethical issues, problems and dilemmas that have to do with environmental responsibilities. Below is a non-exhaustive list of issues in environmental ethics:
1Animal Rights
5Deep Ecology
7Moral Standing
8Environmental Justice
9The Value of Nature
10The Land Ethic
11Economics and the Environment
12Obligations to Future Generations
13Sustainable Development and Ethics
14Radical Environmental Activism
15Intrinsic vs. Instrumental Value in Nature
Required Assignment

Complete the following items:
1Examine the list above and choose one topic that you would like to survey.
2Then use your favorite search engine such as Lycos, Yahoo!, Excite, etc. to explore the web and visit sites that provide useful information about the environmental ethics topic you have chosen. You should visit at least five such sites.
3When you are done your survey, write a report that you will then send to your section's Discussion Board on our course web site. Your report should detail the following items: A) A definition or identification of the ethical issue and why it is important to professionals; B) A brief summary of how the issue is presented and treated at each of the five (or more) sites that you visit; and C) A discussion of how any of the components of our VCR approach to professional ethics relates to the issue.