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
Will Estes Will Estes
American

Ally Walker Ally Walker
American

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Gary Snyder Gary Snyder
American

Matte Babel Matte Babel
Canadian

Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard
American
Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad
Norwegian, Swedish

Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
American

Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
British
Sylvia EarleSylvia Earle
American

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
American
Lina EscoLina Esco
American

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
Indian

Pixie GeldofPixie Geldof
British

Q'orianka KilcherQ'orianka Kilcher
German

Ryuichi SakamotoRyuichi Sakamoto
Japanese
Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian

Jack HemingwayJack Hemingway
American

Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
British

David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
British
Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American
Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
American

T. Boone PickensT. Boone Pickens
American

Edmund MuskieEdmund Muskie
American

Jimmy McNicholJimmy McNichol
American
George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
British

Gifford PinchotGifford Pinchot
American
Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
Canadian

Douglas TompkinsDouglas Tompkins
American

James LovelockJames Lovelock
British
Peter BenchleyPeter Benchley
American

David OakesDavid Oakes
British
David BellamyDavid Bellamy
British

Jean-Michel CousteauJean-Michel Cousteau
French

Farley MowatFarley Mowat
Canadian
Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
Canadian

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway
American
Julia Butterfly HillJulia Butterfly Hill
American

Sunderlal BahugunaSunderlal Bahuguna
Indian

Chico MendesChico Mendes
Brazilian

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

Pradip KrishenPradip Krishen
Indian

Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
French, Comorian

Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
American

Chandi Prasad BhattChandi Prasad Bhatt
Indian
David BrowerDavid Brower
American

Carol BrownerCarol Browner
American
George Perkins MarshGeorge Perkins Marsh
American

Linda HoganLinda Hogan
American

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

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

Holmes Rolston IIIHolmes Rolston III
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Edward Max NicholsonEdward Max Nicholson
British

René DumontRené Dumont
French

Jim BohlenJim Bohlen
Canadian, American
Liang CongjieLiang Congjie
Chinese

SwampySwampy
British
Thomas R. OdhiamboThomas R. Odhiambo
Kenyan