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  Environmental movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmental movement is a term often used for any social or political movement directed towards the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment.
Most environmental movements have similar value systems and moral codes, and cite common heroes and moral examples in their myths, although they often diverge in details such as emphasis, priorities, means of action, and specific goals.
Environmental Justice is a movement that began in the U.S. in the 1980s and seeks an end to environmental racism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmental_movement   (1368 words)

 Ecological Anthropology
Ecological anthropology investigates the ways that a population shapes its environment and the subsequent manners in which these relations form the population’s social, economic, and political life (Salzman and Attwood 1996:169).
Ecological anthropology is also a reaction to idealism, which is the idea that all objects in nature and experience are representations of the mind.
Environmental determinism is based on the assumption that cultural and natural areas are coterminous, because culture represents an adaptation to the particular environment (Steward 1955:35).
www.as.ua.edu /ant/Faculty/murphy/ecologic.htm   (4321 words)

 GBN: A Whole Earth View of the Environmental Movement
Most historians inaugurate the environmental movement in the l960s; the decade in which ecology and economics melded, and the women's, anti-war, civil rights, and pro-democracy movements took shape.
And unpredicted, the environmental movement strengthened both the democracy movement, especially in former communist nations, and "side agreements" on labor and health in international trade pacts.
For instance, the movement to remove dams in the Pacific northwest of the U.S. compliments the movement to prevent new mega-dams in Asia.
www.gbn.com /ArticleDisplayServlet.srv?aid=1125   (3075 words)

 Environmental Movement in Azerbaijan
Ecological Society "Ruzgar" is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization of Azerbaijani citizens.
Ecological Society "Ruzgar" was established in April 1996 by the group of scientists, engineers, doctors, philosophers, sociologists, lawyers, economists and journalists, working in various fields of Environmental protection.
Main aims of the Society are carrying out public monitoring of ecological situation, organize civil activity for improvement of the environment and ecological education of the country population and protection of environmental rights of the population.
azenviron.aznet.org /ruzgar/ruzgar.htm   (475 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Editorials / The new ecological movement
MINDY LUBBER said it does not bother her that the environment is not likely to be a primary issue for voters in November, having disappeared beneath concerns over Iraq, domestic security, the economy, health care, and education.
Currently the executive director of the Boston-based CERES, the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies, she is witnessing something far more profound than lip service on a partisan podium.
Environmentalism is no longer something that should be seen as just a fight for open space.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/07/30/the_new_ecological_movement   (785 words)

 The Ecological Gospel
The environmental gospel is for many the secular substitute for their lost Protestant faith of old.
Environmental theology is having a great influence on other aspects of environmental policy.
In environmental theology, the traditional Judeo-Christian categories of good and evil have been replaced by "natural" and "unnatural," a moral standard that is today driving government policies in many areas.
www.acton.org /publicat/randl/article.php?id=145   (1148 words)

 The Contemporary Environmental Movement
Environmental Movement: Ecosystems restored and maintained through community control and social movements.
Abortion and pro-choice movement, and reaction by antiabortion, prolife movement, are intensifying.
Attitudes: Ecological ethic is based on natural ecosystems as model for human decisions and ways life.
www.cnr.berkeley.edu /departments/espm/env-hist/studyguide/chap15.htm   (656 words)

 Salon People Feature | Living in shimmering disequilibrium
Despite the work done by the environmental movement over the past 30 years, the condition of the environment seems to be getting worse.
You've said that if the environmental movement is to succeed it must go beyond its present focus on simply making the environmental argument and somehow join the environmental case to the spiritual impulse which you've described as central to human behavior and one of our most powerful drives.
It's a fundamental distinction to be made between scientific environmentalism on the one hand and nonscientific, ideological- or religious-based anti-environmentalism or indifference on the other.
archive.salon.com /people/feature/2000/04/22/eowilson/print.html   (4182 words)

Environmentalism, like pastoral literature, was about those pastoral rural dwellers who produced dinner, dress and domicile for everyone, but was generated by the educated elite, not by those who lived the pastoral ideal.
Environmentalism's ideology was promulgated for the ruling elite, not for the farmer or rancher or family forest owner or mineral prospector.
As the environmental debate advances to maturity, the environmental movement must accept and incorporate many of these wise use precepts if it is to survive as a social and political force.
www.cdfe.org /wiseuse.htm   (4132 words)

 Where is the Environmental Movement Today?
Environmental writers employ their favorite terms to describe the opposing mindset between Cartesian or Enlightenment Rationality and Environmental Consciousness.
In most colleges "environmental studies" is located in the sciences, or taught out of the biology department, and concerns such things as point source pollution.
Our ecological crisis is symptomatic of a deep crisis in human values and beliefs, and might call for as radical a stock-taking as the Amish have already done.
www.greenbuilder.com /general/articles/where.html   (1927 words)

 WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Reframing the Planet
As the authors of The Death of Environmentalism (long PDF) argue, in the last fifteen years, the environmental movement has mostly been on the defensive, unable to much sway public opinion on the issues (like global warming) that matter most.
Although I feel that the suggestions for moving the environmental movement along are excellent, I think to qualify the movement as a failure misses the larger picture.
Another problem: maybe the environmentalist movement can convince an upper layer of "bourgeois" citizens in the West, who fall for the luxury aspect and for the sexyness of it (in Europe this is certainly the case), but if you bring that story to, say, booming China, I think a lot of people will laugh.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/001654.html   (5470 words)

The environmental movement believes that environmental awareness must permeate the agendas of all sectors of society.
It is important for the environmental movement to recognise and value the work of small organisations, many of which are not widely known.
For environmental organisations the most efficient and effective way of working, from an ecological point of view, is at a local level - it is easier to identify the problems and help with concrete solutions.
ces.iisc.ernet.in /hpg/envis/meedoc831.html   (3601 words)

 REC: Beyond Borders: The Environmental Movement in Central Europe: Poland
Throughout the now existing environmental movement in Poland we still find two general orientations; one traditional 'preservationist' approach, the other one a search for new cultural values and striving to change the civilization paradigm.
The participation of the 'green' movement in political life, during the free elections in Poland, was not very successful.
The fourth scenario is the possible diminishing of the environmental movement in Poland.
www.rec.org /REC/Publications/BeyondBorders/ch34.html   (666 words)

 ESR | December 24, 2001 | Maurice Strong: Godfather of the international environmental movement
But, more importantly, it describes the political strategies of the international environmental movement and is a scorecard on their achievements.
UN Foundation environmental grants since 1999 have included a $900,000 grant for a joint one-year project of the UN Development Program and World Resources Institute to help China develop policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, alleged to be responsible for dangerous global warming.
Strong's environmental views are distilled in a speech he gave as head of the United Nations Environment Programme more than 25 years ago.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/1201/1201strong.htm   (3005 words)

 The Cyprus Green Party Home Page - Who are We
Most of its founding members are also active in various environmental, ecological, cultural and consumer organizations as well as various pressure groups.
The biggest environmental crime against Cyprus, is the continuation after 23 years, of the Turkish occupation of 37% of the island and its resulting suppression of basic human rights of the people of Cyprus.
We feel that this division to be racist and therefore unacceptable from a historic, political, social and therefore ecological point of view.
leonardo.spidernet.net /Gaia/251/whothis.htm   (319 words)

 Environmental History: movement scholarship
In both countries, it was social movements that provoked scholars to study aspects of their history that they had previously ignored.
In the United States, the environmental movement of the Sixties likewise catalyzed interest in forgotten precursors-so much so that, through the labors of historians, the likes of John Muir and Aldo Leopold have become much better known now than they ever were in their own lifetimes.
This then, is my own wish list for environmental history: that we will soon have fine, detailed studies of the "ecological footprint" of the United States, and of the cities of modern India.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3854/is_200501/ai_n9521633   (676 words)

 Environmental History Timeline
Until recently, there was little historical perspective about environmental history even though environmental issues had become an important part of the global social fabric.
This educational website is just a starting point for people who would like to learn more about the wide variety of environmental issues and green crusaders in history.
Movement suffers when leaders die and new leaders with secret ties to the oil industry take over.
www.radford.edu /~wkovarik/envhist   (3607 words)

 DEVELOPMENT AT THE CROSSROADS. Part II: Limits to Growth Revisited
Born of the environmental movement, ecological economics tries to put national economies into the wider context of natural ecosystems.
Paul Ekins, an ecological economist at the University of London, laments that the language economists use to discuss the environment is "perverse".
Negative environmental impacts of economic activities are euphemistically labelled 'externalities'.
www.iisd.org /didigest/special/econ2-4.htm   (713 words)

 5/12/2004 -- Death of the environmental movement?
Entitled "The Death of Environmentalism," the epistle was produced by longtime environmental activist Michael Shellenberger of the Breakthrough Institute in El Cerrito and Ted Nordhaus, vice president of Evans/McDonough, an opinion research firm.
Considering the relative youth of the environmental movement, the notion of death and rebirth isn't as outrageous as it may seem.
Such a frame would move "the environmental movement away from apocalyptic global warming scenarios that tend to create feelings of helplessness and isolation among would-be supporters," Shellenberger and Nordhaus contend.
forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=36987   (1156 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Ecological Feminism (Environmental Philosophies S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Theories of ecological feminism see the patriarchal domination of women and other social groups as parallel to man's exploitation of non-human nature'.
Ecofeminists believe that environmental politics and philosophy are enriched by using gender as a focus, while also appreciating the necessity of an ecological dimension to any form of feminism.
Ecological Feminism shows that the potential for a full understanding of man's domination of both women and the natural world can only be achieved by acknowledging the inextricable links between the two; it is important reading for feminists, philosophers and environmentalists alike.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0415072980   (449 words)

 Chipko Movement, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The name of the movement comes from a word meaning 'embrace': the villagers hug the trees, saving them by interposing their bodies between them and the contractors' axes.
Since then the movement has spread to Himachal Pradesh in the North, Kamataka in the South, Rajasthan in the West, Bihar in the East and to the Vindhyas in Central India.
In addition to the 15-year ban in Uttar Pradesh, the movement has stopped clear felling in the Western Ghats and the Vindhyas and generated pressure for a natural resource policy which is more sensitive to people's needs and ecological requirements.
www.iisd.org /50comm/commdb/desc/d07.htm   (570 words)

 Ecological or environmental change (from culture) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
More results on "Ecological or environmental change (from culture)" when you join.
Environmental organization in New Zealand committed to ecological restoration.
To survive, plants must be able to adapt to seasonal and environmental changes.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-68824?tocId=68824   (868 words)

 thegoodsteward.com Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is not "Earth in the Balance," but unbalanced reasoning that finds the most common expression in the ecological and environmental movement.
Like other coercive visions, the new environmental quest to regulate and channel human activity is a challenge to our individual freedom and a challenge to the preservation of the human environment.
Environmental group says national security and environmental concerns can both be served.
www.thegoodsteward.com /archive.php3?categoryID=5   (2060 words)

 Environmental History :: Southeast Chicago Environmental Movement
A strong grass roots environmental movement developed on the Southeast Side of Chicago as the ecology of the region was damaged by heavy industry and the large number of landfills in the area.
Local heroes like Marian Byrnes of the Southeast Environmental Task Force, Virginia Cap and Violet Czachorski of HOPE (Hegewisch Organized to Protect the Environment), the Pooler family of the historic Pullman area, and Hazel Johnson of People for Community Recovery took on the major corporate polluters of the area and won numerous battles.
In the year 2000 the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois announced an initiative to preserve 3,000 acres of open land for ecological management, and to develop 3,000 acres of brownfields for industrial use.
www.neiu.edu /~reseller/ehpg18envmvmt.htm   (1189 words)

 Environmental Movement Growing at Schools
At Vermont, the movement is evident in a big composting program, the 500 solar panels on top of the campus heating plant, and the vegetable oil experiments by Orr and other student-chemists.
Kaza said that environmental awareness is already second nature to college students, who were taught to recycle newspapers, cans, bottles and plastic in grade school.
Since virtually all of the environmental movement's policies are not scientifically based, I propose we have it declared a religion so that schools cannot indoctrinate it into the children.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/813023/posts   (1058 words)

 Archive - Environmental Movement
Published in anticipation of the forthcoming UN "Earth Summit" in South Africa, the report earned a wave of headlines for predicting that unless drastic measures are taken to curb human reproduction and consumption, by 2050 the Earth will "expire" — and humanity will be forced to colonize two earth-type planets elsewhere in the cosmos.
And some of the environmental solutions offered by the WWF and its eco-radical comrades could be derived from the "mad scientist" premise frequently found in the horror genre.
In familiar fashion, the WWF indicts "population growth" for causing humanity’s ecological "overdraft." More than a decade ago, Britain’s Prince Philip, who heads the WWF, grimly suggested that if he were to be reincarnated he would return as a "killer virus" with a mission to decimate the surplus human population.
www.propagandamatrix.com /archiveenvironmentalmovement.html   (2341 words)

 List of political parties in Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyprus has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.
Movement for Social Democracy United Democratic Union of Centre '*Kinima Sosialdimokraton Eniaia Dimokratiki Enosi Kentrou)
Peace and Democracy Movement (Barış ve Demokrasi Hareketi)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Cyprus   (154 words)

 Creating an Honest Market That Tells the Ecological Truth (environmental article)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The key to restructuring the economy is the creation of an honest market, one that tells the ecological truth.
Economic prosperity is achieved in part by running up ecological deficits—costs that do not show up on the books, but costs that someone will eventually pay.
He has been described by the Washington Post as "one of the world's most influential thinkers" and as "the guru of the global environmental movement" by The Telegraph of Calcutta.
www.grinningplanet.com /2004/05-18/environmental-economics-honest-market-article.htm   (941 words)

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