Emphasizes human domination over nature and views non-human environment as a bundle of natural resources to be managed and exploited for maximal human gain. The ecosystems have only instrumental value, not intrinsic worth.
Incorporate our moral concept of justice applicable to human interaction with non-human life forms and their eco-system.
Change justice system to protect the natural world besides guaranteeing democracy, individual freedom and rights to property
Institute multi-stakeholder groups for an alternative local economy and community
Environmental Justice What Is Environmental Justice? The EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice defines Environmental Justice as: The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies.
Mapping completely the capacities and assets of individuals, citizens’ associations, and local institutions;
Building relationships among local assets for mutually beneficial problem-solving within the community;
Mobilizing the community’s assets fully for economic development and information sharing purposes;
Convening as broadly representative a group as possible for the purposes of building a community vision and plan;
Leveraging activities, investments and resources from outside the community to support asset-based, locally-defined development.
Strategies for Community Participation
Source: John Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, Building Communities From The Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing A Community’s Assets , Chicago: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Neighborhood Innovations Network, Northwestern University, 1993.