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Outline of environmentalism

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to environmentalism, broad philosophy, ideology 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.

                                               

Filmography of environmentalism

Wind Across the Everglades 1958 of Nicholas Ray: action movie which approaches the question of endangered species, in particular birds sought for their plumage by the fashion industry. Report for the early date! The Plow That Broke the Plains 1936: documentary film of Pare Lorentz on the Dust Bowl ; The River 1937: documentary film of Pare Lorentz showing the Mississippi erosion problems ;

                                               

Anti-environmentalism

Anti-environmentalism is a movement that opposes action towards reducing the effects of climate change and/or global warming. Anti-environmentalists seek to persuade the public that environmental policy impacts them negatively through public debate. Various groups in society have sought to counter the effects of environmental ideology and movements, to redirect and diminish public concern about the environment, to attack left-leaning environmentalists, and to persuade politicians against increased environmental regulation. Some anti-environmentalists may argue environmentalism is radical and "anti-human" due to environmentalists concern for climate change and their belief that humans need to interfere with the Earth less, or stop all together. Some anti-environmentalists argue that the Earth is not as fragile as some environmentalists maintain, as Earth maintained itself long before humans arrived, and it will continue to maintain itself long after humans are gone. Another argument made by anti-environmentalists is that it is in the interest of the economy, and more specifically job creation, to be anti-environment. Groups which are anti-environment include oil producers and mining companies. As the nature of anti-environmentalism is a polarizing subject, it has resulted in a variety of conflicts throughout North America, including the Dakota Pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota and the Alberta Oil Sands. The Dakota Pipeline, a four-state crude oil pipeline which would transport 470.000 barrels of oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois, evoked backlash from environmentalists, as well as the Indigenous communities residing in South Dakota, primarily the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. These groups had concerns about the ethicality of the pipeline as well as the pollutants the pipeline would release into the water supply of South Dakota inhabitants. Environmentalists had similar complaints regarding the Alberta Oil Sands. Anti-environmentalists argued that the economic benefits that would result from both projects outweigh the negative effects on the environment and these people living in these areas. Anti-Science movements are criticized by Anne and Paul Ehrlich, in their book "Betrayal of Science and Reason," as being anti-Environmental. Environmental politics are often perceived as a reason for increased taxes. Anti-Environmental groups often believe Environmentalists are ignoring the "good" environmental findings and have other beliefs such as population growth and species extinction are not real issues, natural resources as plentiful, global warming as not a threat, and environmental regulation inhibits the economy. The wise-use movement is also criticized as Anti-Environmental as it also believes environmental protection interferes with economic growth and government effort towards environmental regulation is unnecessary.

                                               

Bioneer

Bioneer is a neologism coined by filmmaker, author and eco-activist Kenny Ausubel. According to Utne Reader, a bioneer is "a biological pioneer, an ecological inventor whos got an elegant and often simple set of solutions for environmental conundrums." As coined by Ausubel, the term describes individuals and groups working in diverse disciplines who have crafted creative solutions to various environmental and socio-cultural problems rooted in shared core values, including whole systems, thinking, a view of all life as interdependent, and sustainable mutual aid. The greatest use of the term since its coinage has been in relation to the annual Bioneers conference founded by Ausubel and his wife Nina Simons and held annually in San Rafael, California, and its participants. However, in recent years the term or derivations has seen increasing use independent of the Bioneers organization, suggesting an increasing acceptance of the term in popular usage. For example, a 2005 article on the use and manufacture of biodiesel fuels in northern California was titled "Bioneering Biodiesel." An April 2007 symposium and art exhibition at University of California, Irvine focused on food production, consumption, and distribution was called "Bioneering: Hybrid Investigations of Food."

                                               

Blackoutsabbath

Blackoutsabbath is a concept created by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, as promoted by the organization Blackout Sabbath. In an attempt to become more environmentally conscious, participants are asked to live "off the grid" as much as possible on a designated date by unplugging appliances, walking or cycling for transportation, turning out lights and decreasing energy usage in any other ways possible. As the sun sets on the evening of Blackoutsabbath, participants write down a list of ways they can contribute to the earths well-being throughout the rest of the year. Annual benefit concerts take place to raise awareness of the cause. The organizations official site contains updates about the program and contains links to various tools, green products and services, studies, and groups that promote energy conservation and environmental protection.

                                               

Bluetech Award

The Bluetech International Clean Air Technology Award, is an annual award presented by the Clean Air Alliance of China to recognise outstanding technologies that prevent and control different forms and sources of air pollution. The award examines each technology for breakthrough potential in terms of technological performance, environmental impact, and financial feasibility with CAACs standardised technology assessment methodology. The award selection committee consists of technical professionals, industrial experts and testing specialists that are chosen every year to fit each years award categories. Technologies from around the world are eligible to apply. The award ceremony, called the Bluetech International Clean Air Forum, features research leaders, industries, investors and policymakers in China and abroad to address global industry and policy trends in the air quality sector. Private follow-up events, held in Beijing and other pilot regions, are organised for Alliance members and selected technology companies. The first Bluetech Award Ceremony was held on December 12, 2015, in Beijing, China. The second Bluetech Award Ceremony is planned for December 2016.

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