Climate Change and Social Justice Definitions

Resources Apr 18, 2020

Authoritarianism: A strong central government that allows people a limited degree of political freedom. However, the political process, as well as all individual freedom, is controlled by the government without any constitutional accountability, and at the expense of personal freedom.

Doughnut Economic Model: A visual framework for sustainable development, that sheds infinite growth, in favour of addressing social short falls. The model recognizes eco-system and resource limits. It also defines, and aims to meet, all social basic needs within earths environmental boundaries.

Fast Fashion: Inexpensive, cheaply made clothing that lacks durability and quality. It is rapidly produced by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. It is also known for its exploitative pay and generally poor factory conditions.

Greenwashing: A marketing tool employed by businesses that suggests their product or service is environmentally conscious. The deceptive claims often lead to consumers to believe that a company is acting with ethics and the environment in mind, however, these conscious claims are found to be unsubstantiated.

Mono-Culture: An agricultural practice of cultivating a single crop, plant, tree or livestock species on a single piece of land. This practice often leads to land degradation and loss of biodiversity.

Slacktivism: A portmanteau of Slacker and Activism. Often used as a demeaning term to describe online actions of activism that have been deemed simple and low-risk. The participates of this activism are often seen as people who fully engaged with or commuted to the movement.

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