environmentalism environmentalism  /ɛn ˈvaɪ rən ˌmɛn tə ˌlɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
  2. (n) the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction

Usage(s):

  1. By now, environmentalism is deeply embedded throughout German politics.
  2. But his lasting accomplishment was in changing the Asian political dynamic, showing that environmentalism can go hand in hand with development.
  3. The Eastern Orthodox leader defines environmentalism as a spiritual responsibility.

News

  1. Cheap energy will make us free

    The polarization in our great country today, and it seems like every endeavor causes it, basically started with the oil embargo (mid 70’s) and environmentalism. The Nameless Ruling Elites (NREs) infiltrated both political parties to pit one against the other by blaming the other for our country’s problems. The thousands of oppressive rules and regulations only gives power to those who desire to ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Cut the grass, hurt the butterfly?

    It’s public safety versus environmentalism, as an Adirondack organization wants the region’s highway departments to curtail roadside mowing to preserve monarch butterfly breeding habitat.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Post-Star

  3. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. preaches green gospel in Boulder

    As a small city with a big reputation for sustainability, Boulder attracted another big figure in environmentalism Wednesday with an even bigger last name.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Colorado Daily

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Quotes

  1. "The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity," warns Czech President Vaclav Klaus, "is no longer socialism. It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism."
    on May 30, 2008 By: Vaclav Klaus Source: Newsday

  2. "I want to suggest that we need a new science- and technology-based, entrepreneurial, market-oriented and locally led environmentalism," Gingrich said.
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Newt Gingrich Source: FOX News

  3. Accusing the Scalia group of "antagonism to environmentalism," Justice Stevens said the Scalia opinion "needlessly jeopardizes the quality of our waters."
    on Jun 19, 2006 By: John Paul Stevens Source: New York Times

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