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Social movements are described as agents of social change. Green movements are collectives of actors pursuing environmental issues from a variety of political, class-based, and ethical persuasions whose tactics vary from direct action to policy reform. Green movements can be characterized as those that adhere or promote to one or more dimensions of environmentalism, which is seen as an interest group community. Green movements seek to promote social change based on a commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation, but for motivations that range from diverse sets of environmental values from the conservative Wise Use movement to the more radical Earth First!

In social movement theory, green movements are characterized as part of the new social movements. Separate from class-based movements, the specific grievances of new social ...

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