Today, the mechanized man is capable of defacing the Sun despite its hotness, was it close and within man’s reach; just to satisfy his quest for pleasurable comfort even to the detriment of his neighbour. Man on a daily basis engages in anthropogenic activities that he thinks good enough to enhance order in the social environment without pausing to think for a second the high level of disorder these activities cause in the natural environment. As long as man regards himself utterly superior than all other components of the natural environment, he may never see reasons to protect or preserve the same environment.
There is need for adequate and continual education on environmental ethics promoting ecocentric over anthropocentric activities- an environmentally responsible culture showing a built world that reflects and projects care and respect toward nature in ensuring sustainability. Just like Robert Lynd said, there is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. The United Nations in order to enhance this, set aside January 26 every year to commemorate the World Environmental Education Day (WEED) apart from other Nature Day celebrations.
The realization of a deeper ecocentric relationship with nature relies on the achievement of a deeper relationship with our own built environment. A strong synergy between all stakeholders and professionals through environmental education proves to be a solid foundation to achieving ecocentric values in a built environment.