Famous Environmentalists Of All Time

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An environmentalist is someone who supports the goals to improve and enhance the quality of the natural environment. The objective is to protect the air, water, plants, animals and other natural resources and an environmentalist is ideally an expert in these subjects. Environmental pollution is a growing concern and has raised various issues like resulting in the depletion of various species and has displaced numerous humans and animals from their natural surroundings. So many individuals who are environmentalists continue to fight till today and have contributed immensely in protecting the environment. Al Gore, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Rachel Carson, Edward Abbey and Wendell Berry are some examples of famous environmentalists. Even actor Leonardo DiCaprio plays a huge role in environmental protection. Keep reading to know the full list of environmentalists.
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Leonardo DiCaprio
(One of the Highest Grossing Talented Actors in Hollywood Known for His Work in Biopics and Period Films)
Leonardo DiCaprio
146
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
Brad Pitt
(Actor)
Brad Pitt
93
Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Theodore Roosevelt
(26th President of the United States (1901-1909))
Theodore Roosevelt
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919
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Rachel McAdams
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Mean Girls', 'The Notebook' and 'Spotlight')
Rachel McAdams
49
Birthdate: November 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Marion Cotillard
(French Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'La Vie en Rose' and 'Two Days, One Night')
Marion Cotillard
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Hayao Miyazaki
(One of the Most Accomplished Filmmakers in the History of Animation)
Hayao Miyazaki
29
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bunkyo City, Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Cindy Crawford
(One of the Most Popular Supermodels During the 1980s and 1990s and a Ubiquitous Presence on Magazine Covers)
Cindy Crawford
16
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Pierce Brosnan
(Best Known for His Role of the Secret Agent 'James Bond' in the 'Bond' Film Series)
Pierce Brosnan
35
Birthdate: May 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Drogheda, Ireland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Thom Yorke
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Thom Yorke
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellingborough
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Pamela Anderson
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Baywatch' and 'Home Improvement')
Pamela Anderson
44
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Bette Midler
(Singer & Actress Known for her Chart Hits 'The Rose', 'Wind Beneath My Wings' and the Movie 'The Rose')
Bette Midler
21
Birthdate: December 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 12 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964
 13 
Erin Brockovich
(Environmental Activist)
Erin Brockovich
22
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Rutger Hauer
(Dutch Actor Known for His Films: 'Turkish Delight', 'Nighthawks' and 'Blade Runner')
Rutger Hauer
6
Birthdate: January 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Breukelen, Netherlands
Died: July 19, 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Peter Garrett
(Member of the Australian House of Representatives)
Peter Garrett
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wahroonga, Australia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
John Muir
(Naturalist)
John Muir
13
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 21, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dunbar
Died: December 24, 1914
 17 
Andrew Ridgeley
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician)
Andrew Ridgeley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windlesham
 18 
Anita Roddick
(Businesswoman)
Anita Roddick
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Littlehampton, England
Died: September 10, 2007
 19 
Neko Case
(Singer-Songwriter)
Neko Case
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Wendell Berry
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Henry County
 21 
Judith Wright
(Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)
Judith Wright
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Armidale, Australia
Died: June 25, 2000
 22 
David Mayer de Rothschild
(British Environmentalist, Who Owns a Charity that Funds Environment-Friendly Projects)
David Mayer de Rothschild
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
 23 
Douglas Tompkins
(Entrepreneur)
Douglas Tompkins
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conneaut, Ohio, United States
Died: December 8, 2015
Aldo Leopold
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: April 21, 1948
 25 
Ben Goldsmith
(British Financier, Founder and CEO of Investment Firm 'Menhaden')
Ben Goldsmith
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
 26 
Elizabeth May
(Leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019)
Elizabeth May
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
 27 
Jean-Michel Cousteau
(French Environmentalist, Oceanographic Explorer, Film Producer, and Educator)
Jean-Michel Cousteau
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toulon
 28 
Wallace Stegner
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Mills
Died: April 13, 1993
 29 
John Dann MacDonald
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)
John Dann MacDonald
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sharon, Pennysylvania
Died: December 28, 1986
 30 
Julia Butterfly Hill
(Environmental Activist)
Julia Butterfly Hill
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Missouri, United States
 31 
Lewis Mumford
(Architect, Historian of technology, Historian, Sociologist, Screenwriter, Literary critic, Philosopher, Journalist)
Lewis Mumford
1
Birthdate: October 19, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 26, 1990
 32 
Vandana Shiva
(Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher)
Vandana Shiva
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dehradun
 33 
Swampy
(British Eco-Warrior, Known for His Protests against Environmental Damage by Industrial Projects)
Swampy
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1973 AD
 34 
Loren Legarda
(Journalist, Reporter, Presenter, Model, Activist)
Loren Legarda
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malabon
 35 
Ed Sanders
(Musician, Writer)
Ed Sanders
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City
 36 
Sunderlal Bahuguna
(Environmentalist, Political activist)
Sunderlal Bahuguna
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehri
 37 
Robinson Jeffers
(Poet, Writer)
Robinson Jeffers
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: January 20, 1962
 38 
Marina Silva
(Politician, Trade unionist)
Marina Silva
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio Branco
 39 
Amory Lovins
(Physicist, Writer)
Amory Lovins
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
 40 
K. Shivaram Karanth
(Author, Poet)
K. Shivaram Karanth
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Udupi district
Died: December 9, 1997
 41 
Lester R. Brown
(Environmentalist)
Lester R. Brown
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgeton
 42 
Sugathakumari
(Writer, Activist)
Sugathakumari
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aranmula, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Died: December 23, 2020
 43 
Chandi Prasad Bhatt
(Social worker)
Chandi Prasad Bhatt
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chamoli Gopeshwar
 44 
Pradip Krishen
(film director, writer)
Pradip Krishen
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: New Delhi