environmental movement : ch.1, p.2

 

Environmental movement organizations form with the aim of broadening the support of environmentalism that is registered in public opinion polls. Movement legitimacy and the capacity for defining an environmental problem as a social problem rest, in large part, on demonstrations of widespread public support. Activists engage in recruitment and education activities to generate greater citizen support in their advocacy of greater protection against harmful exposures and contaminated communities and for the improved quality of ecosystems.”

 

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