bioregionalism

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bioregionalism

[‚bī·ō′rē·jən·əl‚iz·əm]
(ecology)
An environmentalist movement to make political boundaries coincide with bioregions.
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The governance prescriptions in the policy paradigm advocated by bioregionalists and, to some extent, the broader sustainable development community, would change the rules of the political game.
While there are many types of feminists, many conceptions of justice and sustainability, and many types of bioregionalists (see Gilbert et al.
During the evolution of the Green Committees of Correspondence as the first national Green organization in the mid-1980s, one vocal counterpoint to the emerging focus on electoralism was from bioregionalists, whose focus was on ecological living and culture rather than policy or activism.
Neo-anarchists and bioregionalists believe that we cannot achieve sustainable societies until we plan our communities according to proper scale and principles of self-sufficiency.
The bioregionalists advocate replacing the man-made, historically arbitrary political boundaries of nations, states and counties.
Bioregionalists refer to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia as "Cascadia.
Storms and her colleagues said they are influenced profoundly by the views of bioregionalists, who stress awareness of one's particular place on the Earth in forming ecological consciousness and in making decisions.
The desire by Gottlieb and the bioregionalists to see a spatial coincidence between ecological territories and cultural territories is one the reader may sympathize with but it remains unconvincingly supported.