Ecological thinking is a thought process that allows one to think outside the box. It allows one to be creative, and at times, random. To think ecologically is to have a flexible mindset, allowing one to believe that there are no boundaries as to what can be accomplished. Like the events in the world we live in, ecological thinking is constantly changing. Ecological thinking is responsive to the condition of our society and to adaptation to the changes. In other words, the environment coexists with eco-thinking. To think ecologically is to think collectively. It is important to consider all possibilities and to experiment frequently in order to obtain the greatest solution. Ecological thinking is holistic, where it is important to find the connectedness of things and to think responsibly. Ecological thinking includes the notion of a group effort, where a society combines their ideas to generate one solution.
Ecological thinking also recognizes the relationship between living systems with the environment. In essence, ecological thinking is all about seeing the big picture. It stresses the importance of sustaining our systems not only for ourselves, but also for future generations to come. Once again, I stress that ecological thinking means to think responsibly as everything is interconnected. In short, ecological thinking is about changing and adjusting our mindset, working together side by side with the environment in supporting the survival of the future.
- Code, Lorraine. Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location. Oxford University Press.
- Resnick, Mitchel, “Thinking Like a Tree (And other Forms of Ecological Thinking)”
- Code, Lorraine. Ecological thinking the politics of epistemic location. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006. Print1