Women Environmental Activists

Throughout history, there have been many women environmental activists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female environmental activists such as Shailene Woodley, Alicia Silverstone, Margaret Atwood, Wangari Maathai, Rosalie Edge.The women environmental activists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Greta Thunberg
(Environmental Activist)

Greta Thunberg
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Birthdate: January 3, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is known for her straightforward speaking manner in which she addresses world leaders for failing to take sufficient action regarding the climate change issue. She is considered a youth icon for starting the movement Fridays for Future. She has been included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

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Erin Brockovich
(Environmental Activist)

Erin Brockovich
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Birthdate: June 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas

Legal consultant, environmental activist, and consumer activist Erin Brockovich is known for suing California-based Pacific Gas & Electric Company, alleging them of contamination of water with hexavelent chromium, in 1993. Her story inspired the Julia Roberts-starrer 2000 movie Erin Brockovich. She has written two books and hosted TV shows, too.

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Marion Cotillard
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Birthdate: September 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Marion Cotillard delivered an Academy Award-winning performance as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, becoming the first to win the award for a French-language film. She was appreciated for her iconic role of Joan of Arc on stage. She has promoted Lady Dior bags and Chanel No. 5 fragrance.

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Daryl Hannah
(Actress)

Daryl Hannah
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Birthdate: December 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Daryl Hannah is best known for her Saturn Award-winning performances as Madison in Splash and Elle Driver in the Kill Bill movies. In 2017, she claimed she had been sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein in the past. Hannah is a vegan and has struggled with autism in childhood.

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Laurie David
(Environmental Activist)

Laurie David
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Birthdate: March 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Laurie David is an American environmental activist best known for producing An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary film that has been credited for reenergizing the environmental movement and raising public awareness on global warming. In 2003, she was honored with the Children's Nature Institute's Leaf Award for her efforts to educate young children about our environment.

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Zuzana Čaputová
(The First Woman to be Elected as the President of Slovakia.)

Zuzana Čaputová
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Birthdate: June 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia

Zuzana Čaputová is a Slovak politician, environmental activist, and lawyer. In 2019, Čaputová became the first woman to be elected as the President of Slovakia. She also became the youngest Slovak president of all time as she was 45 years old when she was elected. In 2020, Zuzana Čaputová was included in Forbes magazine's World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

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Wangari Maathai
(The First African Woman to Receive 'Nobel Peace Prize')

Wangari Maathai
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Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental, social, and political activist. She achieved popularity after becoming the first African woman to be honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. She is credited with founding a non-governmental organization called The Green Belt Movement (GBM), which focuses on women's rights and environmental conservation.

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Lina Esco
(Actress)

Lina Esco
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Birthdate: May 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

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Jane Fonda
(Actress)

Jane Fonda
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Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Jane Fonda is hailed as one of the best actresses ever and has won two Oscars. She has acted in popular and acclaimed films like Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, Klute, Coming Home, Julia, The Morning After, The China Syndrome and California Suite. She’s also known for her exercise videos and is famous for her opposition to the Vietnam War.

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Shailene Woodley
(Actress & Environmental Activist)

Shailene Woodley
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Birthdate: November 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Bernardino County, California, United States

A child model at four and a television actor at eight, Shailene Woodley began working early and found fame with The Descendants, The Spectacular Now and the Divergent film series. She later gained tremendous appreciation for her work in the movie The Fault in Our Stars and HBO series Big Little Lies. The award winning actress is also an environmentalist and activist

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Lady Miss Kier
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Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA

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Izabella Miko
(Actress)

Izabella Miko
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Birthdate: January 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Polish actress, dancer, film producer and environmental activist Izabella Miko is noted for starring in the films Coyote Ugly and The Forsaken and in the music videos Mr. Brightside and Miss Atomic Bomb by The Killers. She debuted as film producer with Desert Dancer. She runs the eco foundation called EkoMiko and has a sustainable candle line called EkoMiko Candles.

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Isra Hirsi
(Co-founder and served as the co-executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike)

Isra Hirsi
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Birthdate: February 22, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Elizabeth May
(Leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019)

Elizabeth May
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Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

 15 
Gina Lopez
(Environmentalist, Politician)

Gina Lopez
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Birthdate: December 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: August 19, 2019

 16 
Luisa Neubauer
(Climate activist)

Luisa Neubauer
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Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 17 
Nicole Hernandez Hammer
(Climatologist and Activist)

Nicole Hernandez Hammer
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Guatemala

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Severn Cullis-Suzuki
(Environmental activist who was named to the Global 500 Roll of Honor of the U.N. Environmental Programme in 1993)

Severn Cullis-Suzuki
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Birthdate: November 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Canadian activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki is known for her fight for environmental issues and intergenerational justice. Born to environmentalist David Suzuki, she began her journey as an environmental activist in fifth grade. She was also honored in the UNEP’s Global 500 Roll of Honour and supports the Slow movement.

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Julia Butterfly Hill
(Environmental Activist)

Julia Butterfly Hill
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Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Missouri, United States

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Berta Cáceres
(Activist)

Berta Cáceres
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Birthdate: March 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Esperanza, Honduras
Died: March 2, 2016

 21 
Medha Patkar
(Social Activist)

Medha Patkar
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Birthdate: December 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai

Medha Patkar is an Indian social activist known for her work concerning several issues raised by farmers, tribes, women, and laborers facing injustice in India. She is also known for popularizing the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) movement which opposes the construction of large dams across the Narmada River. Medha Patkar is the recipient of many awards including the Mother Teresa Award.

 22 
Sheherazade Goldsmith
(Environmentalist, Socialite)

Sheherazade Goldsmith
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Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denmark Hill, London

 23 
Judith Wright
(Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)

Judith Wright
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Birthdate: May 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Armidale, Australia
Died: June 25, 2000

Judith Wright was an Australian environmentalist, poet, and campaigner for Indigenous land rights. Wright is credited with founding one of the earliest environmental conservation movements in Australia. Best remembered for her poetry skills, Judith Wright won the prestigious Christopher Brennan Award in 1976. In 1991, she was honored with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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Alexandra Cousteau
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Birthdate: March 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

 25 
Vandana Shiva
(Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher)

Vandana Shiva
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Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dehradun

Indian environmental activist and physicist Vandana Shiva is known for her anti-GMO campaigns. The Gandhi of grain is the founder of RFSTN, which promotes sustainable agriculture, and is against globalization. She developed an interest in environmentalism after witnessing a forest at her hometown being cleared for a project.

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Kuki Gallmann
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Birthdate: June 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Treviso, Italy Treviso, Kingdom of Italy Italy

Born to Italian writer Cino Boccazzi, Kuki Gallmann later moved to Kenya with her husband and son, both of whom she lost in separate accidents. Taking up Kenyan citizenship, she focused on ecological conservation. He bestselling book I Dreamed Of Africa was later made into a movie.

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Vanessa Nakate
(Activist)

Vanessa Nakate
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Birthdate: November 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uganda

Elizabeth Lejonhjärta
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Norrbotten, Sweden

Elizabeth Lejonhjärta is a Swedish model, writer, blogger, and social media personality. Elizabeth and her twin sister Victoria Lejonhjärta achieved international fame when they collaborated with popular Canadian rapper Drake for his 2016 album Views. Popularly known as the it girls in Sweden, Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta have modeled for brands like Calvin Klein, Nike, Chanel, and Max Factor.

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Celine Cousteau
(Director)

Celine Cousteau
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Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

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Dorothy Stang
(Activist)

Dorothy Stang
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Birthdate: June 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 12, 2005

Victoria Lejonhjarta
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Birthdate: October 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norrbotten, Sweden
Victoria Lejonhjarta is a Swedish model, writer, blogger, and social media personality. Along with her twin sister Elizabeth Lejonhjärta, Victoria has achieved immense popularity and the duo is popularly known as the it girls in Sweden. Apart from modeling for brands like Calvin Klein, Nike, Chanel, and Max Factor, Victoria and Elizabeth have also collaborated with popular celebrities like Drake.

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Linda Hogan
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Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

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Otara Gunewardene
(Businessperson)

Otara Gunewardene
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Birthdate: August 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

 34 
Carol Browner
(Attorney and politician)

Carol Browner
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Birthdate: December 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 35 
Jecca Craig
(Environmentalist)

Jecca Craig
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Birthdate: January 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taunton, England

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Elspeth Huxley
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Birthdate: July 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 10, 1997

 37 
Wanjira Mathai
(Environmentalist)

Wanjira Mathai
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Birthdate: July 23, 1907, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kenya

 38 
Marlice van Vuuren
(Environmentalist)

Marlice van Vuuren
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Birthdate: May 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Namibia

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Michelle Dilhara
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Birthdate: May 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ragama, Sri Lanka

 40 
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
(Environmental Activist)

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
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Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Chad

 41 
Lise Van Susteren
(Psychiatrist, Environmental Activist)

Lise Van Susteren
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Birthdate: March 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

 42 
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
(Historian, Activist)

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
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Birthdate: June 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States
Died: April 10, 2021

 43 
Fatima Jibrell
(Environmentalist)

Fatima Jibrell
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Birthdate: December 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sanaag, Somalia

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Jeannette Kawas
(Environmental activist)

Jeannette Kawas
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Birthdate: January 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tela, Atlántida, Honduras
Died: February 6, 1995

 45 
Rosalie Edge
(Women’s Right Activist & Environmentalist)

Rosalie Edge
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Birthdate: November 3, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United States of America
Died: November 20, 1962

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Nahla Mahmoud
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Birthdate: March 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wau, Sudan Wau, Sudan

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Bertha Zúñiga
(Environmentalist)

Bertha Zúñiga
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Birthdate: December 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Puerto Cortés, Honduras

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Sharon Matola
(Founding director of the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center)

Sharon Matola
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Birthdate: June 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 21, 2021

 49 
Maria Minerva
(Musician)

Maria Minerva
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Birthdate: March 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

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Ivonne Higuero
(Environmentalist, Diplomat)

Ivonne Higuero
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Panama