Eco warrior – a person who actively works to prevent harm caused to the environment.
This is roughly how the term “eco-warrior” is formulated in the Oxford University dictionary, which was put forward in the United Kingdom in the 1990s and refers to people who actively initiate eco-actions or promote the idea of environmental protection.
These people spend most of their time solving conservation and environmental issues. Eco warriors can also be involved in environmental organizations and initiatives.
Eco warriors fight for nature and try to protect it from capitalist exploitation. Basically, they are very close to anti-capitalist and left-wing ideologies. They fight against air, water, and soil pollution and advocate for animal rights.
Famous eco warriors are Daniel Hooper from the UK, Chico Mendes from Brazil, Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa from Nigeria, as well as French group of eco warriors Les Dégonflés. Organizations created by eco-warriors are Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Greenpeace. The list can go on and on, highlighting the fact that these people and organizations brought forward the most important issue of nature conservation – the idea of ”zero waste”, the necessity of waste recycling, discussions and development of ecological consciousness, and most importantly, they put forward the concept of animal rights.
Written by Artak Adam