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Environmental Movement

The environmental movement is one of the most significant, powerful, and sustaining movements the world has ever seen. Generally, it is considered the aggregate of all social, political, legal, cultural, religious, ethical, educational, and technological movements aimed at preserving life on the planet. It aims broadly at conserving the physical environment, preventing its misuse, recognizing environmental problems, coming up with solutions to resolve those problems, and helping create an environment conducive to preserving life on earth.

Environmentalism—the guiding philosophy and ideology of environmental movements—focuses on the relationship of human beings to nature. It is perceived in two ways: (1) anthropocentric, focused on human beings at the center of things, with nature providing the means for human sustenance, and (2) biocentric, where nature has its own intrinsic ...

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