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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 1 Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg
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Famous As: Environmental Activist
Birthdate: January 3, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swedish

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.

 2 Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley
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Famous As: Actress, Activist
Birthdate: November 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

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

 3 Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich
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Famous As: Environmental Activist
Birthdate: June 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 4 Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
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Famous As: Writer, Environmental Activist
Birthdate: November 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet and novelist. Her works encompass themes, such as religion and myth, climate change, and gender and identity. An award-winning writer, many of Atwood's works have been made into films and television series; her work, The Handmaid's Tale, has had several adaptations. Perhaps, Margaret Atwood's most important contribution is her invention of the LongPen device.

 5 Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 6 Joan Chandos Baez

Joan Chandos Baez
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez has been active in the music world for over six decades. She emerged as a major musical figure in the counterculture era of the 1960s. Her music encompasses various genres like pop, folk-rock, country, and gospel music. She is involved in civil rights, human rights, and environmental activism as well.

 7 Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nicaraguan, British

Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan social rights advocate. She is credited with founding the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, where she is currently serving as the chairperson. For her work as a humanitarian, Jagger has received several awards, including the Champion of Justice Award. A former actress, Jagger appeared in many movies and TV shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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 8 Emily Swallow

Emily Swallow
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Emily Swallow is an American actress known for portraying prominent roles in popular TV series, such as The Mentalist and Supernatural. After starting her career in Broadway, Emily Swallow has managed to successfully establish herself in the American TV industry.

 9 Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi
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Famous As: Politician, Animal Rights Activist
Birthdate: August 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 10 Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Mena Suvari soared to fame with her SAG Award-winning role of Angela Hayes in American Beauty. Fans also loved her in the American Pie movies and the horror anthology American Horror Story. She also appeared as Edie in Six Feet Under. Mena endorses Lancôme cosmetics and uses cruelty-free products only.

 11 Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Anni-Frid Lyngstad
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Norwegian, Swedish

 12 Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Kenyan, Mexican

Lupita Nyong'o is one of the most popular black actresses of all time. The first Kenyan-Mexican actress to receive the prestigious Academy Award, Lupita Nyong'o has often been named in lists, such as the world's most beautiful woman. In 2020, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.

 13 Q'orianka Kilcher

Q'orianka Kilcher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German

 14 Laurie David

Laurie David
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Famous As: Environmental Activist
Birthdate: March 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

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.

 15 Ally Walker

Ally Walker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 16 Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi
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Famous As: Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador
Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Monacan
Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi, has worked as a journalist with magazines such as Above and has also launched her own publication, Ever Manifesto. She is also a skilled equestrian and has founded the philosophy-oriented group Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.

 17 Lola Van Wagenen

Lola Van Wagenen
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Famous As: Historian, Activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Lola Van Wagenen is an American historian who is credited with co-founding non-profit educational organizations like Consumer Action Now (CAN) and Clio Visualizing History, Inc. Consumer Action Now went on to establish several environmental education and consumer-oriented programs in an attempt to raise awareness about the effects of consumers' buying habits on the environment.

 18 Lina Esco

Lina Esco
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 19 Kate Bolduan

Kate Bolduan
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
The youngest morning show anchor on any major TV network, Kate Bolduan is an eminent American broadcast journalist for CNN. She covered the 2016 U.S Presidntial campaign for a global audience, as the anchor of CNN international program called State of America with Kate Bolduan.

 20 Cassidy Freeman

Cassidy Freeman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 21 Alexandra Paul

Alexandra Paul
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 22 Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle
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Famous As: Marine biologist
Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 23 Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai
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Famous As: Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Kenyan
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.

 24 Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva
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Famous As: Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 25 Izabella Miko

Izabella Miko
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Polish

 26 Lady Miss Kier

Lady Miss Kier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 27 Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar
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Famous As: Social Activist
Birthdate: December 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 28 Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Severn Cullis-Suzuki
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Famous As: Television presenter, Writer
Birthdate: November 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian

 29 Sheherazade Goldsmith

Sheherazade Goldsmith
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Famous As: Environmentalist, Socialite
Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 30 Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill
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Famous As: Environmental Activist
Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 31 Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: March 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Honduran
Died: March 2, 2016

 32 Dorothy Stang

Dorothy Stang
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: June 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: February 12, 2005

 33 Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 34 Carol Browner

Carol Browner
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Famous As: Attorney and politician
Birthdate: December 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 35 Elspeth Huxley

Elspeth Huxley
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: January 10, 1997

 36 Jeannette Kawas

Jeannette Kawas
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Famous As: Environmental activist
Birthdate: January 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Honduran
Died: February 6, 1995

 37 Rosalie Edge

Rosalie Edge
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Famous As: Women’s Right Activist & Environmentalist
Birthdate: November 3, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 20, 1962

 38 Bertha Zúñiga

Bertha Zúñiga
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Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: December 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Honduran

 39 Miriam Miranda

Miriam Miranda
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Honduran

 40 Hazel Wolf

Hazel Wolf
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Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: March 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: January 19, 2000

 41 Lya Barrioz

Lya Barrioz
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nicaraguan

 42 Francisca Ramírez

Francisca Ramírez
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Famous As: Farmer
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Nationality: Nicaraguan

 43 Aleta Baun

Aleta Baun
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Famous As: Environmental activist
Birthdate: March 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indonesian

 44 Lesbia Urquía

Lesbia Urquía
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Nationality: Honduran
Died: July 6, 2016

 45 Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Čaputová
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Slovak

 46 Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: March 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French, American

 47 Celine Cousteau

Celine Cousteau
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

 48 Maria Minerva

Maria Minerva
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Estonian

 49 Livia Giuggioli

Livia Giuggioli
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: September 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian

 50 Summer Bowen

Summer Bowen
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Famous As: CEO of BTC Elements
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American