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

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican

Mena Suvari Mena Suvari
American

Will Estes Will Estes
American
Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Ally Walker Ally Walker
American

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Gary Snyder Gary Snyder
American

Matte Babel Matte Babel
Canadian

Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard
American
Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
British

Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
American

Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad
Norwegian, Swedish
David BellamyDavid Bellamy
British

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
American
Pixie GeldofPixie Geldof
British

Q'orianka KilcherQ'orianka Kilcher
German

Lina EscoLina Esco
American

Ryuichi SakamotoRyuichi Sakamoto
Japanese

Jill SteinJill Stein
American
Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian

Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
American

T. Boone PickensT. Boone Pickens
American

George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
British
Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
Indian
Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American

Sylvia EarleSylvia Earle
American

Jack HemingwayJack Hemingway
American

Jimmy McNicholJimmy McNichol
American
Edmund MuskieEdmund Muskie
American

Gifford PinchotGifford Pinchot
American
Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
British

Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
Canadian

Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
Canadian
James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
British
Douglas TompkinsDouglas Tompkins
American

Sunderlal BahugunaSunderlal Bahuguna
Indian

David OakesDavid Oakes
British
Peter BenchleyPeter Benchley
American

K. Shivaram KaranthK. Shivaram Karanth
Indian
Jean-Michel CousteauJean-Michel Cousteau
French

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway
American

Chico MendesChico Mendes
Brazilian

Chandi Prasad BhattChandi Prasad Bhatt
Indian
Pradip KrishenPradip Krishen
Indian

Berta CáceresBerta Cáceres
Honduran

Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
American

Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
French, Comorian

David BrowerDavid Brower
American
Carol BrownerCarol Browner
American

George Perkins MarshGeorge Perkins Marsh
American
Linda HoganLinda Hogan
American

SwampySwampy
British

René DubosRené Dubos
French, American
Holmes Rolston IIIHolmes Rolston III
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Philippe Cousteau, Jr.Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
American
Hu JiaHu Jia
Chinese

Julia Butterfly HillJulia Butterfly Hill
American
Anil Kumar AgarwalAnil Kumar Agarwal
Indian

David Ross BrowerDavid Ross Brower
American

Summer BowenSummer Bowen
American