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  Environmentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmentalism is the advocation of preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment, such as the control of pollution.
The Environmental Movement (a term that sometimes includes the conservation and green movements) is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement.
The movement is represented by a range of organizations, from the large to grassroots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmentalism   (995 words)

 Environmental movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Environmental Justice is a movement that began in the U.S. in the 1980s and seeks an end to environmental racism.
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.
In the 20th century, American Ayn Rand criticized the environmental movement on philosophical grounds, considering it to be the opponent of human morality, creativity and industry.
environmental-movement.iqnaut.net   (1081 words)

 Environmental movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment;
Environmental health is also seen as an indicator for the state of the natural environment, or an early warning system for what may happen to humans.
Environmental Justice is a movement that began in the U.S. in the 1980s and seeks an end to environmental racism and prevent low-income and minority communities from an unbalanced exposure to highways, garbage dumps, and factories.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmental_movement   (1631 words)

 China’s Environmental Movement - Council on Foreign Relations
Environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are at the forefront of strengthening civil society in China, drawing hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens into environmental activities, forging non-state linkages across provincial boundaries, and establishing the Chinese people as political actors independent of state-directed policies.
Environmental education remains a mainstay of Chinese NGO activity: Friends of Nature supports environmental education vans that travel throughout the country to provide environmental education that is specifically targeted to the region at hand, for example, overgrazing and desertification in Inner Mongolia.
Environmental NGOs agitated for SEPA to be included in the Go West campaign leading group, supported the call for a green Olympics, worked with SEPA on an energy efficiency campaign, and serve as SEPA’s eyes and ears at the local level.
www.cfr.org /publication.html?id=7770   (2806 words)

 CCFAssociation.org News & Information
By the mid-1980s, the environmental movement had abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and sensationalism.
The environmental movement has lost its way, favoring political correctness over factual accuracy, stooping to scare tactics to garner support.
Yet environmental activists, notably Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, continue lobbying against clean nuclear energy and for the Band-Aid Kyoto Treaty.
www.ccfassociation.org /moore28jan05.htm   (900 words)

 Jewish Environmental Ethic
The modern environmental movement is a growing social force, akin in many ways to traditional world religions, one of the oldest of which is Judaism.
Linked to the religious or spiritual side of the environmental movement are ecofeminism and other movements "identified with the earth, Mother Earth, Mother Nature [and] a reverence and concern for the earth, nature and our resources" (Wilde 1991).
Lerner insists that for the environmental movement to be successful, it must "speak to people's fundamental spiritual and ethical concerns." It must deal "with the pain in people's lives and the collapse of their spiritual and ethical environment [as a] prerequisite for engaging them in the struggle to save the physical environment" (1991, 50).
www.adherents.com /largecom/jew_env.html   (5122 words)

 Environmental History Timeline
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.
Ben Franklin's fight against water pollution, James Lind's fight against scurvy, the movement to clean up slums and prisons begins with an enlightenment philosophy that holds individual citizens to be valuable.
Movement suffers when leaders die and new leaders with secret ties to the oil industry take over.
www.radford.edu /~wkovarik/envhist   (3615 words)

 The Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement - Mises Institute
[40] Seattle's environmental speech, known among ecologists as the "Fifth Gospel," consists of a collection of mawkish, saccharine comments about the beauties of nature (highlighted by references to "the rustle of insects' wings," and "the lonely cry of the whippoorwill") and man's intimate connection to the natural world.
This conclusion is shared not only by spokesmen for the environmental movement but appears to have captured the imagination of the media and the public.
Clean air, clean water, the preservation of wilderness and of species, indeed, all environmental concerns, including the amount and rate of use of natural resources and the size of the human population, are all issues amenable to economic analysis.
www.mises.org /story/2119   (6693 words)

 Movement as Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These steps are absolutely necessary if we are to evolve the nonprofit technology sector into a more integrated “social source” movement dedicated to empowering the agents of social service and social change throughout our societies.
This website is a public forum for re-imagining the environmental movement as a network of people and organizations.
Movement as Network is a project of ONE/Northwest.
www.movementasnetwork.org   (2004 words)

 ifPeople - Is the environmental movement dead?
In this essay, which argues that modern environmentalism is not capable of dealing with ecological crises such as global warming because the movement itself is a special-interests group that focuses on technical solutions rather than real change.
The "environmental movement's foundational concepts, its methods for framing legislative proposals, and its very institutions are outmoded" (p8, emphasis original).
He emphasizes the need to recognize the past usefulness of the movement (and affection for it), but to not become so attached to it that we cannot embrace new tendencies and realities of our current context.
www.ifpeople.net /community/news/20050214_envi   (418 words)

 A guide to understand the environmental movement
This is a partial guide to the environmental movement (a comprehensive examination would be extremely large).
Most environmental groups strongly oppose oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, but were quiet about President Clinton's opening of the nearby Naval Petroleum Reserve -- an expanse of tundra as large as ANWR, complete with caribou, polar bears and mosquitos.
National environmental groups are more likely to object to oil drilling proposals from Republicans than those from Democrats.
www.permatopia.com /environmental.html   (836 words)

 USATODAY.com - Green Gospels: Environmental movement aims for religious mainstream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ATHENS — More than a decade ago on an Aegean island, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians made a startling proposition: That pollution and other attacks on the environment could be considered sins.
The global movement also offers rare common ground for religious groups at a time of confrontation on issues from gay clergy to suspicions between the Muslim world and the West.
One goal is to tap the immense reach of Brazil's Pentecostal and evangelical-style churches, which continue to chip away at the Roman Catholic majority.
www.usatoday.com /news/religion/2006-07-06-greengospels_x.htm   (896 words)

 Terranode » Blog Archive » The Failure of the Environmental Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But it’s the people who aren’t environmentalists, who aren’t making ethical decisions based on environmental conscious, who are failing most.
It’s just more sensationalist clap-trap that will end up doing little more than confusing “environmentally concerned” politicians who want to stay in-step with what big media is saying about the environmental movements.
This entry was posted on Monday, January 16th, 2006 at 5:49 am and is filed under Discussion.
terranode.org /forum/?p=120   (213 words)

 Environmental movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Note: This paper was submitted by the author as part of her work for a graduate degree at McMaster University.
Eco-News; the Newsletter of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island, Autumn 1993.
The environmental movement as a transformer of culture
ecolawinfo.org /envmovement.htm   (2459 words)

 The Environmental Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Thoreau Institute has been a part of the environmental movement since 1975.
But in the last ten years, the Institute has focused on market solutions to environmental problems, while much of the rest of the movement has focused on political--usually federal--solutions.
In 1996, the Institute asked more than a dozen environmental activists and observers to comment on the movement as they viewed it.
www.ti.org /enviros.html   (196 words)

 Global Warming, Environmental Movement at Earth Day Network
The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts.
As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign.
By the time April 22 rolled around, 5,000 environmental groups around the world were on board, reaching out to hundreds of millions of people in a record 184 countries.
www.earthday.net /resources/2005materials/history.aspx   (598 words)

 Welcome to Tesi Environmental Awareness Movement (TEAM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Tesi Environmental Awareness Movement (TEAM) commemorated its first anniversary on June 5, 2006, World Environment Day, with the students of the Tibetan Children's Village School in Suja.
We organised various environmental activities for the school children to mark the twin event.
These included an essay and drawing competition and the screening of the film, "Kekexili: The Mountain Patrol", which is based on the real-life adventures of the now-disbanded Wild Yak Brigade of Tibet.
www.ecotibet.org   (178 words)

 Numbers USA
The Environmental Movement's Retreat from Advocating U.S. Population Stabilization (1970-1998): A First Draft of History
It is a very clear and comprehensive examination of the conundrum that we face.
The detailed analysis of the history of the environmental movement's distancing from science and ecology struck me as accurate and true.
www.numbersusa.com /about/bk_retreat.html   (414 words)

 Environmental Movement History
This Timeline gives the dates of some of the most important events in the history of the American environmental movement with links to some web resources.
Please e-mail us at ecotopia@pacweb.com to suggest other dates we should add, correct any mistakes, and let us know what dates we should put on this list when we expand it to include the environmental movement outside the U.S. This list includes some links to resources on the Web, giving more information about these events.
Though opponants of environmental protection made many jokes about it, the decision over the snail darter made the Supreme Court's decision completely unambiguous.
www.ecotopia.org /ehof/timeline.html   (1565 words)

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