Outline of environmentalism

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to environmentalism:

Environmentalism – broad philosophy, ideology[1][2][3] and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the concerns of non-human elements. Environmentalism advocates the preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment, and may be referred to as a movement to control pollution.[4]

What type of thing is environmentalism?[edit]

Environmentalism can be described as all of the following:

  • a philosophy – the study of knowledge and the nature of life
    • an environmental philosophy – a branch of philosophy that studies the fundamental workings of human's relation to the environment and our place in it
    • a branch of ethics – environmentalism concerns moral relationships and the intrinsic value of both humans and the environment
      • a branch of environmental ethics – environmental ethics describes the moral aspects that connect humans and non humans concerning the environment and what obligations human species have to non human species[5]
  • Ideology – a system of ideas that focus on environmental thought and form how one thinks about maintaining the environment
  • Political movement – environmentalists seek to both change and create policy concerning environmental issues in order to protect the environment from further harm
    • Social movement – as a collective group environmentalists seek to create social environmental change and protect environmental liberties through both radical and non radical ecological groups[6]

Environmental movement[edit]

Environmental issues[edit]

These topics relate to the anthropogenic effects on the natural environment.

History of environmentalism[edit]

History of pollution sources[edit]


Environmentalism organizations[edit]

Environmentalism publications[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/ideology.html
  2. ^ http://reason.com/archives/2002/02/01/debunking-green-myths
  3. ^ Donald Gibson. Environmentalism: Ideology and Power. Nova Science Pub Inc. 2003
  4. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/environmentalism
  5. ^ Brennan, Andrew; Lo, Yeuk-Sze (2016-01-01). Zalta, Edward N., ed. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2016 ed.). 
  6. ^ O'Riordan, T. (1977-01-01). "Environmental Ideologies". Environment and Planning A. 9 (1): 3–14. doi:10.1068/a090003. ISSN 0308-518X. 
  7. ^ Uniting to Win: Labor-Environmental Alliances, by Dan Jakopovich

External links[edit]

Environmental history