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David Brower

David Brower  

(1912–2000)In 1966 the American magazine Life described David Brower, then the executive director of the Sierra Club, as the “country's No.1 working conservationist” (27 May 1966). When Brower died ...
environmental Movements

environmental Movements  

A political movement that focuses on protecting the environment, reducing environmental damage (such as pollution), and reducing unsustainable use of natural resources. See also environmentalism.
environmentalism

environmentalism  

A belief in and concern for the importance and influence of environment within a society.‘Environment’ is derived simply from the French verb environner, to surround. Our environment, literally, is ...
Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005

Established in the United States in 1969, Friends of the Earth (FOE) links the century-old preservationist tradition associated with

Friends of the Earth International

Friends of the Earth International   Reference library

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
43 words

A non-governmental organization, Friends of the Earth International is a global federation of autonomous environmental organizations campaigning on the

nongovernmental Organization

nongovernmental Organization  

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(NGO)A private international organization that acts as a mechanism for cooperation among private national groups in both municipal and international affairs, particularly in economic, social, ...
pressure group

pressure group  

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An alternative term for interest group, often used to indicate disapproval of the group concerned or its methods. Many analysts, however, use it interchangeably with interest group.Wyn GrantWG

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