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bioregionalism

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Definition of bioregionalism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Advocacy of the belief that human activity should be largely constrained by ecological or geographical boundaries rather than political ones.
Example sentences
  • They stand for ‘ecology, bioregionalism, human-scale economies - and proper gastronomics’.
  • Anyone who goes on a journey, or takes an interest in ecology, bioregionalism, or that enormous journey of everything around us termed natural history, can't do with a better teaching.
  • He begins in ‘Values and Institutions’ by defining and contrasting capitalism, market socialism, centrally planned socialism, bioregionalism and participatory economics.

Derivatives

bioregionalist

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noun
Example sentences
  • And it directs us to become, as bioregionalists, dwellers in the land.
  • In the counter-culture years of the 1960s, bioregionalists, following an old American tradition of utopian communities, had turned their backs on consumerist society to build new ecologically responsible lives on the land.
  • Water joins together biological life in a seamless dance of exchange, so bioregionalists particularly pay attention to the health, quality, and sources of water.

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