In defining green discourse, it is first necessary to introduce the role and meaning of the term discourse. We live in a complex world, one in which we do not understand all aspects of our natural and social environment, yet are constantly bombarded with information aimed at shaping the way we understand issues and act in response. It is within this context that we are constantly required to make decisions, from the mundane, (e.g., should I drive or walk to the store?) to the exceedingly complex (e.g., is my current lifestyle sustainable?).

Acting in such an environment can feel overwhelming, so we have a tendency to develop a framework (albeit subconsciously) of ideas, perceptions, assumptions, judgments, and attitudes that we apply to help us understand the ...

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