deep ecology

noun

: a movement or a body of concepts that considers humans no more important than other species and that advocates a corresponding radical readjustment of the relationships between humans and nature
deep ecologist noun

Examples of deep ecology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coronavirus teaches us, as deep ecology always has, to consider when our individual deeds might ripple out and harm the whole. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 12 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deep ecology was in 1972

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“Deep ecology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep%20ecology. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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