The Earth First! Movement is a radical environmental movement with the purpose of putting the earth first before anything else. Their central tenant is to preserve nature and life for nature's sake as opposed to for human's sake. While human health does follow with environmental preservation, that should not be the primary factor. In fact they believe that industrial civilization and its philosophy are anti-Earth, anti- woman, and anti-liberty. 


Their goals are to preserve the environment at all costs through direct action be it through policy or civil disobedience and monkey wrenching. The earth needs to come first and should be our primary objective. Earth Firsters are willing to put their lives on the line for the Earth and protect it at all costs. There are current Earth First! chapters all over the world and their works are published quarterly in the Earth First! Journal. Its slogan is "No Compromise in Defense of Mother Earth".