deep ecology


Definition of deep ecology

: 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

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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, "What Environmentalism Can Teach Us About Staying Home," 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of deep ecology

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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