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One who does not think people have enough restrictions on them already.
An individual who lives in the Eastern US, who thinks he is helping to stop the evil developers from paving over our national parks, but is actually supporting restricting access to vast portions of the West to a few hardy individualls willing to hike in 20 miles with a backpack.
I used to love going there on vacation, but because of the environmentalists, I can't get there anymore!
by Dasnasdi August 29, 2003
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"Environmentalist" - short definition.

A counter-culture or a sub-culture, a person, well-meaning, and varied in degrees of dedication towards the theorized problems on Earth and the environment.

What most environmentalists have in common is a communal, casual concern through an individual to almost religious zeal, roughly based upon the 1960's industrial and cultural backlash. Such persons can be as moderate as a person who occasionally donates to an environmentalist fund and generally agrees with such notions, to extremists such as Greenpeace and the Earth Liberation Front, which have a history of interference and even endagerment of it's opponents. Many environmentalists are classified as being "liberal" or "democrat," in the United States, with a few fringe groups on the contrary to that generalization.

Such popular ideals of current environmentalism is endangered animal recognition, global warming, deforestation and ozone layer depletion. There is a small U.S. political party dedicated to generalized environmentalist organization, the "Green Party," known as "Greens" and "Greenies," headed by Ralph Nader. While the party is growing in strength, it's standpoint has much more been attributed towards "swinging" the vote either for or against the other two major American political parties, Republicans (conservative) and Democrats (liberal), et al.

Worldwide, they currently have to battle politics, science, and opinion based upon cabinets and legislation, and private-sector funding which battles both sides of any given issue. Their biggest enemies are industry and economics from mining, fishing, ranching, farming, and oil production, right-wing politics and the so-called "science community." The lack of solid scientific proof on either side of any of their issues has perhaps not given overall credibility towards their plight, which largely makes people "environmentalist" in term only, or less likely to take up such a position. This has perhaps weakened their numbers, along with a generally non-results oriented way of politicking, where proof of their success is hard to determine.

Their success is largely in such groups as the World Wildlife Fund, which is one of the largest wild animal protective agencies, creation of the government's Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA), and recently, Earth Share, a centralized organization which places emphasis on organizing major environmental causes and groups.

Regardless the opinion of environmentalists, or their naysayers, their future will largely be based upon political trend, societal awareness, science favor, and long-term earthly consequences. Any factor could enhance or eliminate such belief and belonging to this group.
by Kyle Weiss January 30, 2006
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Hippies who make love to trees in an attempt to stop the expansion of Stansted Airport. They try to stop it from becoming the biggest airport in the world, what we really need. They should be gassed.
"So you're an environmentalist huh? That's a big title for a small shit like you."
by Soiled Undergarment August 18, 2003
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An irrational, nonsensical, politicized version of a conservationalist.
Environmentalists are insincere, since they only care about the environment for political gain. Anyone who really cares about the environement are known as conservationalists.
by Omega Death November 18, 2005
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Stupid losers who waste their time on "saving the earth".
by Anonymous June 23, 2003
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Although their ideals make some sense, these peole just can't accept that extinction, global climate changes, and pollution happen all the time, (even though we are just hurrying that along). They were quite active during the 1990s, when they used the Millenium Doomsday prophecies in a futile attempt to get people to reduce pollution and save the environment (anyone remember Captain Planet?).
All of the environmentalis's efforts to save the seals were to waste when a small earthquake caused a massive landslide off some tiny island, which sent a massive tsunami that wiped out the seal's breeding grounds.
by AYB May 27, 2003
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People who protest:
1 Trees being cut down.
2 Animals being tested for any use, bad or good.
3 Animals being eaten.
1.environmentalist: SAVE THE TREES, WIPE YOUR BUTT WITH AN OWL!
2. environmentalist: SAVE THE OWLS, WIPE YOUR BUTT WITH YOUR HAND!
3. environmentalist: I'm hungry, I'll go to Mcdonalds since they don't use meat in 80% of their food...
by " Webster" May 19, 2004
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