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Green values refer to a wide range of values used in defense of environmental policy prescriptions. Environmental policies can be defended by reasons of prudence, morality, social justice to present generations, social justice to future generations, aesthetics, spirituality and religious conviction, historical significance, symbolic meaning, and economics. Green values also involve giving greater normative consideration to nonhuman interests and concerns, including the status of animals and other nonhuman natural objects; to the preservation of biological diversity; to the protection of ecosystems; and to the aesthetic impacts of human operations on the environment.

Extending Moral Values

In general, values are what incline people to act in one way, or to choose one thing, rather than another. Thus, values are the perceived goods that provide people with a reason ...

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