Famous Canadian Environmental Activists

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David Suzuki
(Canadian Academic, Environmental Activist and Host of TV Program ‘The Nature of Things’)
David Suzuki
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Birthdate: March 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Best known for the CBC show The Nature of Things, Canadian environmental activist David Suzuki has also been a genetics and zoology professor. The UN Environment Programme Medal winner has been a major force against global warming and has written several books, such as An Introduction to Genetic Analysis.
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Paul Watson
(Environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)
Paul Watson
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Birthdate: December 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Elizabeth May
(Leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019)
Elizabeth May
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Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Severn Cullis-Suzuki
(Canadian Environmental Activist, Speaker, Television Host, and Author)
Severn Cullis-Suzuki
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Birthdate: November 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Canadian activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki is known for her fight for environmental issues and intergenerational justice. Born to environmentalist David Suzuki, she began her journey as an environmental activist in fifth grade. She was also honored in the UNEP’s Global 500 Roll of Honour and supports the Slow movement.

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Patrick Moore
(Canadian Industry Consultant, Activist, and Former President of 'Greenpeace Canada')
Patrick Moore
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Birthdate: June 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Alice, Canada

Currently a nuclear energy advocate and industry consultant, former activist Patrick Albert Moore began his career with Don't Make a Wave Committee—a forerunner of Greenpeace—eventually being elected as its President. Later, he left Greenpeace over differences in policy and founded a PR company called Greenspirit Enterprise, developing solutions in areas of natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change.

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Farley Mowat
(One of the Best-Selling Canadian Writers Known for His Books: 'People of the Deer', 'Never Cry Wolf' )
Farley Mowat
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Birthdate: May 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belleville, Canada
Died: May 6, 2014

Canadian author and environmentalist Farley Mowat is best known for his books on his experiences as a naturalist. A zoology student at the University of Toronto, he dropped out without a degree. His bestselling novel People of the Deer related his concern about the plight of the Ihalmiut of the Arctic.

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Robert Hunter
(Environmentalist)
Robert Hunter
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Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Canada
Died: May 2, 2005

Part of the Don't Make a Wave Committee, Robert Hunter also co-founded the international environmental organization Greenpeace. He was also a seasoned journalist and had begun writing as a teenager, when his mother bought him a typewriter. He battled prostate cancer in his final days and eventually succumbed to it.

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David Fraser McTaggart
(Environmentalist)
David Fraser McTaggart
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Birthdate: June 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: March 23, 2001

David Fraser McTaggart was known for his wholehearted effort in making Greenpeace a truly global organization. The Canadian environmentalist was initially a promising athlete who excelled in badminton. After retiring from the chairmanship of Greenpeace, he ran an olive farm in Italy. He later died in a car crash.

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Jim Bohlen
(Engineer)
Jim Bohlen
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Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 5, 2010

Initially an engineer in the US, Jim Bohlen had also worked with the US navy and defense departments, before moving to Canada due to his lack of faith in the American government’s nuclear policy. He later gained fame as one of the co-founders of Greenpeace and as a Green Party activist.

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Ben Metcalfe
(Journalist)
Ben Metcalfe
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Birthdate: October 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: October 14, 2003

The first Chairman of Greenpaece Foundation, Canadian journalist Bennett Metcalf became involved in environmental issues when he found that in the name of progress, the homelands of the Sekani First Nation was being flooded. Later, he joined the protest against U.S. army nuclear bomb test near Amchitka Island, eventually becoming the chairman of Greenpaece Foundation when the organization was formed.  

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Tamo Campos
(Snowboarder)
Tamo Campos
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Birthplace: Unknown

Apart from being a well-known snowboarder from Vancouver, Tamo Campos is also an avid environmentalist. He is often seen campaigning for social and environmental causes through his organization Beyond Boarding. He is the grandson of renowned academic and environmental activist David Suzuki. He began backpacking with his father as a toddler.