Environmentalism - History of the environmental movement.
The environmental movement (sometimes referred to as the ecology movement), also including conservation and green politics, is a diverse philosophical, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues. Environmentalists advocate the sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through changes in public policy and individual behavior.
Pages 12 The 1970’s were a time period full of freedom, equal opportunity, change, and war. In the 70’s, family roles were adjusting and divorce rates were rising (Walker). With the divorce rates rising, the traditional family values were seen as less important, values such as spending time as a family or everyone eating dinner all together.
Essays on Environmentalism “Environmental and Social Justice Movement” in the Book Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken The first two chapters of the book Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken, introduces the environmental movement he explores in the book.
Through this essay I have explained that environmentalism is a post-materialist concern due to greater economic and social security. However Inglehart’s theories of environmentalism as being a solely post-materialist concern has multiple problems, and is not capable of withstanding tests of universal application (McCormick, 1995:222).
THE “NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM” OF THE 1960S Before the new environmentalism Prior to the 1960s, environmentalism had taken two primary forms: the preservation of wilderness areas and the sustainable conservation of resources (e.g., timber and deer). Political activism was largely aimed at legislation and regulations concerning the consumption of nature.
Ecofeminism as it propelled into the 21st century became aware of the criticisms, and in response ecofeminists with a materialist lens began doing research and renaming the topic, i.e. queer ecologies, global feminist environmental justice, and gender and the environment.
This new counterculture ended the idea of making political decisions that people do not support and made the environment a priority for the government and the state of America in general6. Notes. 1. Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer, conservative in the Rightward bound: making America 1970s. (Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2008), 7. 2.