Gardens and Morals

  • Marcello Di Paola
Part of the The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics book series (LEAF, volume 25)


This chapter argues that individuals have a personal obligation to take action against climate change and other defining problems of the Anthropocene. Specifically, individuals ought to engage in self-starting stewardship practices that entirely offset their personal contribution to these problems. The practices in question should be capable of prompting systemic reform when interpersonally coordinated and networked, and it is part of the obligation of individuals to foster such coordination and networking. Urban gardening, as understood in this book, is one practice though which such obligation can be fulfilled.


Urban gardens Urban gardening Anthropocene Climate change Inconsequentialism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Di Paola
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  1. 1.Center for Ethics and Global PoliticsLUISS UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity Of ViennaViennaAustria

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