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

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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

Mena Suvari Mena Suvari
American

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Will Estes Will Estes
American

Ally Walker Ally Walker
American

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Gary Snyder Gary Snyder
American

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican

Matte Babel Matte Babel
Canadian

Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
American

Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
British

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
American

Jill SteinJill Stein
American

Lina EscoLina Esco
American
Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian

Tiya SircarTiya Sircar
American
Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
Canadian

Jim CorbettJim Corbett
British

George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
British
Ryuichi SakamotoRyuichi Sakamoto
Japanese

Jack HemingwayJack Hemingway
American
Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
Indian

James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
American

Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American

Gifford PinchotGifford Pinchot
American
Douglas TompkinsDouglas Tompkins
American

David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
British

David BellamyDavid Bellamy
British

Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
British
Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas
American

Jean-Michel CousteauJean-Michel Cousteau
French
Sunderlal BahugunaSunderlal Bahuguna
Indian

K. Shivaram KaranthK. Shivaram Karanth
Indian

Jimmy McNicholJimmy McNichol
American
Ed Begley, Jr.Ed Begley, Jr.
American

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway
American
Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
American

Chandi Prasad BhattChandi Prasad Bhatt
Indian

Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
French, Comorian
Pradip KrishenPradip Krishen
Indian

David BrowerDavid Brower
American
SwampySwampy
British

Hu JiaHu Jia
Chinese

Julia HillJulia Hill
American

David Ross BrowerDavid Ross Brower
American