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Definition of Environmentalism

(noun) The social movement that seeks to protect, improve, or preserve the natural environment.

Environmentalism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ɛnˈvaɪrənˌmɛntəˌlɪzəm/
  • British English – /ᵻnˌvʌɪrə(n)ˈmɛntl̩ɪz(ə)m/

Usage Note

  • Plural: environmentalisms

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Cite the Definition of Environmentalism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “environmentalism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/environmentalism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

environmentalism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/environmentalism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “environmentalism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/environmentalism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“environmentalism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/environmentalism/>.