noun, also "environmystic," "environmystical" (adj.).
1. A body of propositions claiming that nature has enforceable rights independent of human wants and needs.
2. The view that the natural world is valuable for its own sake.
3. The view that one can make definitive, specific, and actionable claims about the costs and benefits of environmental changes independent of the price system.
The essay was an exercise in environmysticism: the author claimed that no matter the costs, recycling is always right.