A term that promulgates the protection of environment and green politics, Environmental Protection is a largely diverse political, scientific and social movement that addresses the environmental problems. The individual players are not necessarily in a single organized environmental group, although most organizations can be part of the very movement, if not often interchangeably used. Typical of such environmental movements are (in modern terms), non-governmental organizations. The goal of most environmental movements and their allies (environmental activists), is a fundamental change in the relationship between man and the environment.
Environmental movements based on their specific goal, their degree of organization, size, etc. choose different strategies specific to them. They go through several phases ideally, at first working on the problem(most especially rejection of the development of environmentally harmful practices), then looking for solutions to these problems. Usually, environmental initiatives are limited in time and subject matter. They end when their goal, such as the prevention of a pig farm or a road project, has been achieved. They also greatly criticize some of the scientific advances such as the use of pesticides and bio-engineering. They also participate in, or trigger several lawsuits over the legal rights of property owners that in a way or another abuse the environment.
Their supporters, often referred to as environmentalists, also aim to protect the environment beyond the reformist goals denying that an "alternative lifestyle" is possible. They advocate the sustainable environmental culture and its protection through public and individual actions. The "greenies" were in the early years, mostly part of a left dominated youth culture spectrum , which is the late 1970s increasingly differentiated. The definition given to contemporary disco scene and the poppers was particularly significant.