While reading the section on Deep Ecology in Environmental Ethics by Alasdair Cochrane, I was intrigued by the radical ideas its principles are based upon. I think this is a good way for people to think about the environment even though it may not resolve all of our conflicts. One of the principles discussed that human and non-human life have value. Giving things value can possibly bring forth a greater appreciation of it. In turn, its use can be respected and not wasted. I was taught that one should appreciate the food that we receive and be grateful for those who help bring it forth. My grandmother always talked about not wasting food. I think it was because she lived through the war and knew how food can be scarce. We are killing so many animals for food and most of it is wasted. Maybe if more people should take in consideration some of these principles of deep ecology it could make a change in our environment.