One way to apply EcoTypes Axes and Themes to important issues, and to grasp these axes and themes in more concrete ways, is via the environmental topics listed below. Each includes (a) an overview suggesting theme relevance, (b) sample related axes, and (c) an opportunity to take sides on the topic.
The Take Sides discussion/debate opportunity for each topic consists of three positions—not just a pro/con of two sides—with citations to related publications to help those preparing each position. The three positions include a default position—with which students and those with environmental interests may be familiar—plus two others that oppose it (and each other) in various ways, all broadly connected to EcoTypes axes and/or themes, and suggestive of differences between classic and contemporary environmental thought.
Topics have been devised to complement other topics, such that all axes and themes are evenly represented. See here for a sheet summarizing the main axes and themes emphasized in each topic.