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Unformatted text preview: Social movements: led by groups that act with some continuity and organization to promote or resist change in society Social/political change movements: aim to change some aspect of society (such as the environment)  Focuses on the origins of the movement, global and local movements, going green, and the role of politics in environmental organizations  Research on: environmental attitudes, values, and behaviors, and how they change over time  Examples: The Sierra Club, The Audubon Society, tree huggers, Earth Day, Green Is Universal Emissions controls for automobile exhaust have been widely installed since the 1970s  Electric cars  Search for alternative fuels (methanol or methane)  Growing emphasis on green products  According to surveys administered by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, people are willing to pay more for eco-friendly products despite the current economic depression http://www.emagazine.com/view/?4417 Have been resisted by industries  The laws require expensive adaptations of manufacturing processes  In the 1980s, President Reagans administration relaxed antipollution standards based on the claim that they were too costly for industry  Relaxed policies have continued under President Bush 1864 Congress passes legislation to make Yosemite Valley a national park  1866 German biologist Ernst Haeckel coins the word ecology  1886 Audubon Society is founded  1891 Congress passes Forest Reserve Act  1892 Sierra Club is founded  1962 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is published  1964 The Wilderness Act is passed  1968 Grand Canyon dam plan is abandoned  1970 Clean Air Act is passed  1970 Earth Day  1972 DDT is banned in the US  1973 Endangered Species Act is passed  1978 President Carter declares state of emergency at Love Canal  1980 Congress passes Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act  1989 Exxon Valdez disaster  1997-1999 Julia Butterfly Hill  2005 Kyoto Protocol  http://www.ecotopia.org/ehof/time Article by the Sierra Club: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/11/next-en  What we can expect from the Obama administration: Obamas energy plan: invest $150 billion over 10...
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