tree hugger

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Noun1.tree hugger - derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of foreststree hugger - derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests
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conservationist, environmentalist - someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
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MORE than a hundred volunteers of an NGO and environmentalists of Gurugram and Faridabad started the Chipko movement in Pali area to save eco fragility of the Aravalli mountain range on Sunday.
Girls and women channel Artemis, too, sydTas tree-saver Julia Butterfly Hill (see Last Word) and the women of the Chipko movement in India.
The original Chipko movement dates back to 1730 AD and the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan.
The Chipko movement started by him in 1973 followed the same method of peaceful and non-violent Satyagraha for the redressel of the legitimate rights of the hill people to collect wood and fodder and saving them from natural calamities owing to large scale deforestation.
The Chipko movement in India (Weber, 1989), the rubber tappers of Amazonia (Hecht & Cockburn, 1989), the new green parties of Eastern Europe (Redclift, 1989), local councils promoting socially useful production in Britain (Blunkett & Jackson, 1987) and people promoting a conserver society in Australia (Trainer, 1985) are just a few elements of the growing international movement for green socialism.
Shiva began her journey by defending oak forests with the Chipko movement in northern India.
When the government itself loses its vision, citizens have to rise and show the way," said a release issued by the group which claims to be inspired by the popular Chipko Movement that took place in Garhwal and Kumaon region of India in the 1970s.
The Chipko Movement was an early spontaneous people's movement which was followed by people's movements against big dams which displaced thousands of people, and again against land acquisitions for big industries.
The Chipko movement believes that forestation programmes run by central or state government bureaucrats based on the criteria of forest science destroy both the diversity of the forest ecoculture and the resource of commons and forest as a provider of food, fuel, building materials, medicines, and so on for local people.
He gave the example of Vandana Shiva, an environmental activist who worked for women empowerment during the Chipko Movement by involving women staying in villages and hinterlands who are uneducated and are regularly exploited by the political system of India.
Shiva writes with passion about the women of the Chipko movement in rural India who 'had put the life of the forests above their own and, with their actions, had stated that nature is indispensible to survival' (p.
For example, women were some of the most active members of the Shahada movement, which was a movement led by tribal Bhil landless labourers in Maharashtra during the 1960s as well as being at the forefront of the Chipko movement, which emerged in the Himalayan foothills during the 1970s (ibid.