List of famous environmental activists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

An environmental activist may refer to a person who advocates and works for the cause of protecting the natural environment from various forms of destruction and degradation. An activist may be strongly passionate about conservation of the environment, its improvement, preservation, pollution control and plant and animal diversity. An environmental activist works for various environmental issues and campaigns including climate change, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, waste management and renewable sources of energy among others. The need to protect the environment in various ways was recognized as early as 1272, when King Edward I of England forbid the practice of burning of sea coal. While during the Industrial Revolution in Europe, pollution in the air was one of the mainly recognized environmental problems of that time. The term environmentalism, originated in the year 1922 as a social movement with the main objective of influencing political process related to the environment. Environmental activists in the 21st century have been using the internet effectively, to create awareness about environment related issues and launch various environmental campaigns. Learn more intriguing and informative facts about some of the world’s most famous environmental activists, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Ghislaine Maxwell Ghislaine Maxwell
French, British, American

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican

Mena Suvari Mena Suvari
American

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Ally Walker Ally Walker
American
Will Estes Will Estes
American

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Gary Snyder Gary Snyder
American

Matte Babel Matte Babel
Canadian

Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard
American

Sylvia EarleSylvia Earle
American
Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
British

Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
American

Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad
Norwegian, Swedish
Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
American

Q'orianka KilcherQ'orianka Kilcher
German
Peter BenchleyPeter Benchley
American

Lina EscoLina Esco
American

Ryuichi SakamotoRyuichi Sakamoto
Japanese

Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
Indian
Pixie GeldofPixie Geldof
British

Jack HemingwayJack Hemingway
American

Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian

David OakesDavid Oakes
British
T. Boone PickensT. Boone Pickens
American
David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
British

George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
British

Izabella MikoIzabella Miko
Polish

James LovelockJames Lovelock
British
Jimmy McNicholJimmy McNichol
American

Edmund MuskieEdmund Muskie
American
Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
American

Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
British

Gifford PinchotGifford Pinchot
American
Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
Canadian

David BellamyDavid Bellamy
British
Sunderlal BahugunaSunderlal Bahuguna
Indian

Julia Butterfly HillJulia Butterfly Hill
American

Jean-Michel CousteauJean-Michel Cousteau
French
Douglas TompkinsDouglas Tompkins
American

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway
American
Farley MowatFarley Mowat
Canadian

Dorothy StangDorothy Stang
American

Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
Canadian

K. Shivaram KaranthK. Shivaram Karanth
Indian
Berta CáceresBerta Cáceres
Honduran

Chico MendesChico Mendes
Brazilian

Chandi Prasad BhattChandi Prasad Bhatt
Indian

Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
French, Comorian

Pradip KrishenPradip Krishen
Indian
Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
American

David BrowerDavid Brower
American
Linda HoganLinda Hogan
American

Carol BrownerCarol Browner
American

George Perkins MarshGeorge Perkins Marsh
American
Elspeth HuxleyElspeth Huxley
British

René DubosRené Dubos
French, American
Christian J. LambertsenChristian J. Lambertsen
American

Russell W. PetersonRussell W. Peterson
American
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
American

Holmes Rolston IIIHolmes Rolston III
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Robert HunterRobert Hunter
Canadian
Edward Max NicholsonEdward Max Nicholson
British

René DumontRené Dumont
French
Liang CongjieLiang Congjie
Chinese