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Environmental activists work on preventing and then eliminating pollution and preserving and conserving the natural environment. ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM . “Advocacy for or work towards protecting the natural environment from destruction or pollution”.
environmentalist “Save Silent Valley” protest Participated in the “save kurinji campaign” at Munnar in May 2006 Dharna against Athirappilly hydro electric project Inaugurated going green with “ende manthram” SUGATHAKUMARI . Born – 1934 Poet. activist.
in residential localities and within city limits. Was against the Govt. giving permission to industries. Fought a legal battle against the proposed thermal power plant at Hanakon. MEDHA PATKAR . Led “ Narmada Bachao Andolan”(social movement). Born – 1st December 1954 in Mumbai. Played a pivotal role in driving out the Tata Nano plant from Singur.
Born-9th January 1927. SUNDERLAL BAHUGUNA .Tehri Dam movement. Garhwali Environmentalist. Chipko Movement leader. Led the Anti. Created the Chipko slogan “ Ecology is permanent economy” Follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non violence and satyagraha.
Worked a lot for the cause of wild life protection. Born. Authored a number of books in areas of animal welfare MANEKA GANDHI .26th August 1956. Indian politician. animal rights activist. environmentalist. Started the organization “people for animals” She is also a patron of international animal rescue.
Indian novelist. environmental and political issues have been a subject of major controversy in India. In response to India's testing of nuclear weapons in Pokhran. Fought against the Narmada valley dam project along with Medha Patkar. Her writings on various social. she wrote “The End of Imagination” (1998) ARUNDHATI ROY . (Rajasthan). environmental activist. Born-24th November 1961.
she set up the JoliePitt foundation for environmental protection ANGELINA JOLIE . Actor. Together with Brad Pitt. Director. Born. Producer. She donated $5 million to build 150 affordable and environmentally sustainable homes. Donated money to build Cambodia wildlife sanctuary. Environmentalist.June 4th 1975.
Born – 17th December 1972. He work for PETA( People for the ethical treatment of animals) He owns his own brigade called John’s Brigade for “Habitat for Humanity” He also helped in creating India’s first elephant village in Maharashtra for which he was awarded an Eco warrior award. JOHN ABRAHAM . He urges youngsters to join hands for mankind and environment protection.
covers the lobbying and campaigning side. So environmentalism. . Environmental activists work on preventing and then eliminating pollution and preserving and conserving the natural environment. a word often used interchangeably with environmental activism.CONCLUSION Environmental Activism has an important role .