eco-freak

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eco-freak

A derogatory term for someone who is passionate about environmental issues. Is anyone surprised that those eco-freaks in my neighborhood have taken up composting?
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eco freak

and eco nut (ˈiko frik and ˈiko nət)
n. someone with strong concerns about the environment and conservation. (Mildly derogatory. From ecology.) They call me an eco freak, which is okay by me. The eco freaks are protesting the tree trimming.
See also: eco, freak
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"None of them seems to know what they are talking about" - Writer Frederick Forsyth attacks what he calls "the eco-freaks".
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Rick Sieman of the Sahara Club, a Southern California anti-enviro dirt-biker group, brags of members being armed with "baseball bats and bad attitudes." Sieman claims that you can't reason with eco-freaks but you can sure scare them.
"Don't get into positions on issues where we're looked upon as eco-freaks or tree-huggers."