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Topic: 1) A sustainer of sustainability (1 of 6), Read 113 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 04:29 PM

Seb Beloe, of London, England, writes: "I have been pondering what might be a useful word to describe someone who is concerned about society's progress towards 'sustainable development.' No word (that I know of) adequately covers the full gambit of what this involves. 'Environmentalist' is, I suppose, the closest thing we have, and so perhaps the new word should be 'sustainabilist'?

"Comments would be appreciated!"


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Topic: 1) A sustainer of sustainability (2 of 6), Read 100 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: James Wallace (j.wallace@forum-for-the-future.org.uk)
Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999 05:32 AM

Surely sustainabilist is far too clumsy a word - just as environmentalist is a bit of a mouthful. As an alternative, I suggest, simply, 'sustainist'.

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Topic: 1) Hey, let's gambol.... (3 of 6), Read 91 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Craig F (giarcf@aol.com)
Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 06:29 AM

<<' No word (that I know of) adequately covers the full gambit of what this involves.'Environmentalist' is, I suppose, the closest thing we have, and so perhaps the new word should be 'sustainabilist'?>>

"full gambit"? I think you meant "full gamut".

--Craig


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Topic: 1) A sustainer of sustainability (4 of 6), Read 80 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Markus Mikkelsen (omniman@dulmens.dk)
Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 08:26 AM

English not being my native tongue, I may be on the wrong track here, but anyway:

I propose "environmantal equilibrist". Pretty much the same as environmentalist but in stressing the aim for balance, the term eliminates the fanatical stance that some people may read into environmantalist.

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Topic: 1) A sustainer of sustainability (5 of 6), Read 51 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Glenn Werner (brshfire@frontiernet.net)
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 12:22 AM

"Sustainable development."
One who developes Sustainability.

Hmmm,

I am perpending the possibility of "Perpetuator".

Plausible?

And the great thing is we don't have to reprint all those dictionaries!

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Topic: 1) A sustainer of sustainability (6 of 6), Read 42 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Glenn Werner (brshfire@frontiernet.net)
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 11:07 AM

Eurika! Go to #8 !
To see this post perpetuate!

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Topic: sustainability (1 of 2), Read 22 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Mark Bahti (bahti@theriver.com)
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 10:35 AM

A word for someone working towards a society's sustainability? Simple: optimist.

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Topic: sustainability (2 of 2), Read 14 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Steve Huntley (blacksqr@usa.net)
Date: Friday, February 12, 1999 04:13 PM

The simple answer is "ecologist."

Steve Huntley
http://www.win.net/~blacksqr


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