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Do you describe yourself as a environmentalist?

FireFire Posts: 17,342
edited February 2021 in The potting shed
Not could, should or would, but do you?
I'm not much interested in how your definitions.

Do you describe yourself as a environmentalist? 60 votes

58% 35 votes
41% 25 votes


  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,494
    I would say I am environmentally aware and act on that awareness. For me environmentalist carries baggage of proselytising zeal.
    Rutland, England
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859
    No, I drive a car and have central heating. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,300
    According to the Cambridge English Dictionary definition, yes - with a heavy emphasis on the words “interested in” and “tries”.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
    I answer yes because I believe in it and I do my best, but fall short in many ways. I would never outright say I am one though (outside of this poll) because then your life gets nit picked for any failings and you get called a hypocrite, etc, but I think all you can do is try in what areas are achievable for you. 

    Why are you asking this poll?
  • I would not normally describe myself as an environmentalist, however I did click yes as I have an awareness that the environment has been damaged in many ways. In ways that I can, I do my bit to help the environment. I refuse what I can, I follow local council instructions for recycling, I have a compost heap and in my garden I do what I can to attract pollinators, insects etc..I always try to find solutions that will have the least impact on the environment 
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,350
    I don't like labels.
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,475
    ists and isms make me uncomfortable too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,896
    Yes, unequivocally. I work to protect the environment, I live as sustainably as I can whilst still being in the modern world and still working. I don't knit my own yoghurt, I don't have unlimited funds, but I chose what I spend my money on with care. It's often least worst, there's not always a good option, if you look at the whole picture.
    But I'm not embarrassed to say I am an environmentalist because I do actively work to reduce carbon emissions, not only my own, but many of yours, as well.
    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • I am one...but I wouldn’t describe myself as one.

    But like others have said, l care and with my actions always try and think what will be best for or have least negative impact on the environment. I felt awful seeing all the plastic that was left on my plot to break up into tiny pieces. But we spent weeks collecting it all.

    I also got fed up of feeling sad on local walks to find litter absolutely everywhere so now take a folding litter picker and a bag most times I go out.

    I think the world is divided into a large group of people that exist...but don’t really interact positively with the world around them, they live in their own little physical and mental bubble with little regard for others or their environment - (experiencing this first hand right now as you know!) - and then people who do have an awareness of others and try to act in a way that benefits themselves AND others.

    I wouldn’t label them though.

    Well... I lie. I may often label the first group with an expletive or two! 😂
    East Yorkshire
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