an expert on environmental problems.
any person who advocates or works to protect the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects.
a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, especially in moral and intellectual attributes, are predominantly determined by environmental factors, as surroundings, upbringing, or experience (opposed to hereditarian).
Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
- en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism, noun
- an·ti·en·vi·ron·men·tal·ist, noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use environmentalist in a sentence
While environmentalists might despair that major climate legislation, such as economywide carbon pricing or a Green New Deal, isn't likely to pass, the new administration can still accomplish a lot.
Several proposals for gold exploration just north of Yellowstone had sparked opposition from business owners and environmentalists as a threat to tourism and outdoor recreation.Interior shuts Washington Monument after interior secretary tests positive for the coronavirus | Juliet Eilperin, Lisa Rein, Darryl Fears | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
This week they were joined by Brazil—but the country’s plan is drawing fire from environmentalists and reviving thorny, unresolved problems from the Paris negotiations.Brazil is holding the climate hostage for $10 billion annually | Tim McDonnell | December 11, 2020 | Quartz
Wayan’s charisma is enough to power a full-length film, and his determined work as an environmentalist delivers an impactful message about personal action in the face of overwhelming problems.Stream These 5 Highlights from the Banff Film Festival | Erin Berger | November 26, 2020 | Outside Online
However, environmentalists noted, the swift sealing of drinking wells on the land purchased by Georgia Power will make it more difficult to establish such a link.A Power Company’s Quiet Land-Buying Spree Could Shield It From Coal Ash Cleanup Costs | by Max Blau for Georgia Health News | November 24, 2020 | ProPublica
Humans aside, of course, there are other concerns for Lowe, who describes herself as “kind of” an environmentalist.
An environmentalist group wants hurricanes and storm systems named after politicians who adamantly deny global warming exists.Hurricane Marco Rubio: Name the Storms After Those Who Deny Global Warming Exists | Miranda Green | September 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meisel is an EMT, an environmentalist, and an urban revivalist.
And before you can say “Fuck for Forest,” the “environmentalist” is taking her from behind as two topless women film him.
Ma Jun, a leading Chinese environmentalist, confirmed genuine changes appeared to be taking place.
The budding young environmentalist I met this month, who joined me in exploring the Florida Everglades.
British Dictionary definitions for environmentalist
an adherent of environmentalism
a person who is concerned with the maintenance of ecological balance and the conservation of the environment
a person concerned with issues that affect the environment, such as pollution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012