The study of how animals and plants relate to one another and their surroundings.
CONTEXTUAL THINKING. When thinking ecologically, one must consider any option which comes to mind; whether it seems reasonable or not. We are called to think in between the lines in search of an idea which may lead to the improvement of products or lifestyles. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. Ecological thinking also makes one become open-minded in accepting every idea and knowing there are no limitations as to what can be achieved. DIVERSITY. One must consider how to suit the needs of the people and their lifestyles. Ecological strategies must make everyone come together and be open to new ideas and create relationships from the experience while connecting with others. FOCUS. It is important to figure out minor details within a large concept which helps to understand the main idea of a project. Ecological thinking incorporates holistic aspects as we are called to understand how things connect as we let go of the thought of limitations in order to seek reason. ADAPT. Considering our world is in constant growth, one must be able to adjust to global competitions changes in consumer wants and needs. Evolution plays a role in this concept as well because, again, we must adapt to the changing environmental issues which we live within. BENEFICIAL. When ecological thinking comes into play, society comes together with ideas on how to make products more efficient and green in order to help the earth and its citizens. POSSIBILITY. Ecological thinking is a way which people realize they can do things they never thought was possible. This way of thinking and creating new concepts is not your typical pen and pencil strategy, it is one which allows people to get involved, put their ideas out there and have their mind set in a completely different manner.
Contextual thinking, Endless Possibilities, Diversity-Accepting, Focus, Adapt, Beneficial, Possibility.
Gardner’s “Art Through the Ages” Western Perspective 13th ed. – Fred S. Kleiner
Oxford ENG Dictionary-Second Edition.