Famous British Environmental Activists

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Dick Strawbridge
(British Television Personality, Engineer and Former Army Officer)
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Birthdate: September 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Myanmar, Burma

Dick Strawbridge is a British engineer, television personality, and former army officer. In 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service in Northern Ireland. After his military career, Strawbridge has established himself as a TV personality, appearing on several TV programs. He is popularly referred to as Colonel Dick in the media.

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David Mayer de Rothschild
(British Environmentalist, Who Owns a Charity that Funds Environment-Friendly Projects)
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Birthdate: August 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

A global adventurer and environmentalist, David Mayer de Rothschild is a descendant of the Rothschild banking family. He once crossed the Pacific in a vessel made of plastic bottles, to raise awareness about ocean pollution. His Sculpt the Future Foundation supports environment-friendly innovations and sustainable initiatives.

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George Monbiot
(British Writer and Activist)
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Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington

George Monbiot is a British writer and activist best known for his political and environmental activism. He also contributes as a columnist for The Guardian and is credited with founding a land rights campaign called The Land is Ours. Monbiot is the recipient of the United Nations Global 500 Award, which was presented to him by Nelson Mandela in 1995.

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David Bellamy
(British Botanist, Television Presenter and Environmental Activist)
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Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 11, 2019

Once regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on botany and the environment, David Bellamy was also a successful TV presenter and was a regular on BBC programs. However, he later claimed that he was shunned by the TV fraternity for his denial of the importance of climate change.

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James Lovelock
(Biologist, Chemist, University teacher, Mythographer)
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Birthdate: July 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Letchworth

Renowned James Lovelock is best known for propagating the Gaia hypothesis, which states that every living being on planet Earth is part of a single self-regulating superorganism. He is also known for his long association with NIMR, London, and Harvard University and has over 50 patents under his name.

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Ben Goldsmith
(British Financier, Founder and CEO of Investment Firm 'Menhaden')
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Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

The son of British financier James Goldsmith and socialite Lady Annabel Goldsmith, Ben Goldsmith serves as the CEO of Menhaden Capital Management. An avid environmentalist and philanthropist, he co-founded the sustainability-oriented WHEB Asset Management and the JMG Foundation, which focus on environment-friendly business opportunities. He also co-established the UK Environmental Funders’ Network.

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Sheherazade Goldsmith
(British Environmental Activis and Jewelry Business Owner)
Sheherazade Goldsmith
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Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denmark Hill, London

Sheherazade Goldsmith is known for her pioneering a venture of concept jewelry, Loquet London, which offers customized pendants. She has been a columnist for publications such as The Sunday Times and has also penned books. An environmental activist and philanthropist, too, she once owned an organic food business.

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Swampy
(British Eco-Warrior, Known for His Protests against Environmental Damage by Industrial Projects)
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Birthdate: 1973 AD

British environmentalist Daniel Hooper, also known as Swampy, is widely famous as an eco-warrior. He was quite a rage in the 1990s, when he would often occupy tunnels and trees, to protest against developmental projects that harmed nature. He lived with his girlfriend and children in a tent in Tipi Valley.

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Jecca Craig
(Environmental Conservationist Who Helped in Founding ‘Panthera’, World's Largest Wildcat Conservation Organization)
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Birthdate: January 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taunton, England

Environmental-conservationist Jecca Craig, presently completing a doctorate at University College London, helped in founding the largest wildcat-conservation-organization of the world called Panthera; and the independent NGO Stop Ivory that aims in protecting elephant and stopping ivory trade. Jecca’s father Ian Craig founded Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary on the Craigs’ family land, and later Lewa Wildlife Conservancy incorporating the original sanctuary.

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Elspeth Huxley
(Author and Environmentalist, Best Known for Her Books on Her Early Life in British Kenya)
Elspeth Huxley
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Birthdate: July 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 10, 1997

Raised by coffee farmer parents in British East Africa, Elspeth Huxley grew up to be a prominent author, known for her lyrical books such as The Flame Trees of Thika, depicting her life in British Kenya. She was also a BBC broadcaster, a magistrate, and an environmental activist.

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Edward Max Nicholson
(Environmentalist, Ornithologist and Internationalist Best Remembered as a Founder of the ‘World Wildlife Fund’)
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Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilternan, Ireland
Died: April 26, 2003

Environmentalist, ornithologist and internationalist Edward Max Nicholson is most noted as a founder of World Wildlife Fund (presently World Wide Fund for Nature Inc.), world’s largest conservation-organization. Nicholson was also a member of the British policy-think-tank Political and Economic Planning (PEP) that was formed in response to his article A National Plan for Britain published in The Week-End Review magazine.