The core principle in bio-regionalism is facilitating a localized reconnection of individuals to their surrounding natural human environments or bioregions. According to Miller, Vandome and McBrewster in order to effectively connect with one’s immediate bioregion, individual must be aware of the interplay of ecological and cultural landscapes (Miller, Vandome and McBrewster). This engenders an in-depth understanding of the role of humans in ecological stewardship and in the greater eco-social community.
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While this concept has been discussed extensively in theory and literature there is still a gap as regards the practical examination and application of this concept. This proposed research intends to bridge this gap by enumerating the forms of relationships are beneficial to both the environmental and human well being. To achieve the study’s objective, a further exploration of the concepts of connecting to “life place”, decentralization and emphasizing natural boundaries within the scope of bioregionalism (Capra).
Capra, F. “Systems thinking and the state of the world: Knowing how to connect the dots.” Harding, S. Grow small, think beautiful: Ideas for a sustainable world from Schumacher College. Edinburgh: Floris Books, 2011. 72-77.