When did you last open your eyes and admired the bounteousness of nature? Probably, not even once in the past decade or so! How many of you have actively worked for plant a tree campaign? May be one out the hundred or even thousand reading this piece! How many of you have in your own small way contributed for pollution control? None! How many of you have been complaining of global warming and its effects? Almost all, isn’t it? If the indifferent attitude towards environment and the surroundings go by the rate, it wouldn’t be long when the environment that we live in today wouldn’t be life-friendly. It is here that environmental activists come to foray – they not just help conserve and protect the environment but also work for its improvement. An environmental activist may work for several issues and campaigns – climate change, waste management, sustainable development, renewable source of energy and so on. America has been reeling from the issues of environmentalism, and it is here that environmental activists play their role. From America’s first woman to its President, actors to musicians, journalists to philanthropists, many of them have turned to become environmental activists. Through their work, they have been raising awareness and consciousness of saving the planet from the brutalities. Check out this segment to find out in details about American environmental activists, their life and their campaigns.
Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961
Actor, Activist

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
15 November 1991
Actress, Activist

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
17 January 1954
Environment Activist & Attorney

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
22 June 1960
Environmental Activist
Mena SuvariMena Suvari
13 February 1979

Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961
Kate BolduanKate Bolduan
28 July 1983

Will EstesWill Estes
21 October 1978
Lola Van WagenenLola Van Wagenen
30 November 1938
Historian, Activist

Emily SwallowEmily Swallow
18 December 1979

Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982

Laurie DavidLaurie David
22 March 1958
Environmental Activist

Alexandra PaulAlexandra Paul
29 July 1963
William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
16 October 1898
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Eustace ConwayEustace Conway
15 September 1961

Zach CallisonZach Callison
23 October 1997

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
Laurance RockefellerLaurance Rockefeller
26 May 1910
Venture Capitalist & Environmentalist

Gary SnyderGary Snyder
08 May 1930
American man of letters
Rosalie EdgeRosalie Edge
03 November 1877
Women’s Right Activist & Environmentalist

Joan Chandos BaezJoan Chandos Baez
09 January 1941

Charles Robert Redford Jr.Charles Robert Redford Jr.
18 August 1936
Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard
12 April 1981

Sylvia EarleSylvia Earle
30 August 1935
Marine biologist
Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
10 November 1971

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
29 April 1957
Film director

Peter BenchleyPeter Benchley
08 May 1940
Lina EscoLina Esco
14 May 1985

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Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
15 August 1963
Jack HemingwayJack Hemingway
10 October 1923

T. Boone PickensT. Boone Pickens
22 May 1928

Jimmy McNicholJimmy McNichol
02 July 1961
Actor, Singer

Edmund MuskieEdmund Muskie
28 March 1914
Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
08 October 1946
Gifford PinchotGifford Pinchot
11 August 1865
Forestry scientist

Julia Butterfly HillJulia Butterfly Hill
18 February 1974
Environmental Activist

Douglas TompkinsDouglas Tompkins
20 March 1943
entrepreneur, environmentalist

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway
28 June 1928
Dorothy StangDorothy Stang
07 June 1931

Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
13 November 1947
Physicist, Writer

David BrowerDavid Brower
01 July 1912
Cinematographer, Ski mountaineer

Linda HoganLinda Hogan
16 July 1947

Carol BrownerCarol Browner
16 December 1955
Attorney and politician
George Perkins MarshGeorge Perkins Marsh
15 March 1801

René DubosRené Dubos
20 February 1901
Christian J. LambertsenChristian J. Lambertsen
15 May 1917

Russell W. PetersonRussell W. Peterson
03 October 1916

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
20 January 1980
Environmental Advocate
Jim BohlenJim Bohlen
04 July 1926

James F. PhillipsJames F. Phillips
20 November 1930
Edgar WayburnEdgar Wayburn
17 September 1906

Hazel WolfHazel Wolf
10 March 1898

David Ross BrowerDavid Ross Brower
01 July 1912

Summer BowenSummer Bowen
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