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An environmentalist supports any goal of the environmental movement, an information-based perspective on appropriate use of technology to prevent adverse effects on the environment. An environmentalist is engaged in or believes in the philosophy of environmentalism.

Most politically inclined environmentalists identify themselves as greens and they have strong views on issues that concern the environment. The Green Parties are generally applied to those in the environmental movement working as volunteers, activists or paid staff. However, the term could also be applied to environmental scientists. Some environmentalists are also green anarchists, arguing that true environmental change cannot occur under the present economic model. Others are eco-socialists, who combine Marxism, socialism and ecology with environmentalism to produce an anti-capitalist ideology that sees capitalism as the cause of environmental problems, social injustice and inequality.

Typically, environmentalists have conservationist views - in general, they advocate for the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment.

Environmentalists are sometimes given names in an informal or derogatory context such as the terms "greenie" and "tree-hugger".[1]


Notable environmentalists

Some of the notable environmentalists who have been active in lobbying for environmental protection include:

See also


  1. ^ Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, ed (2005). Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd revised ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198610572.  

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