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List of Famous Environmentalists

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List of famous environmentalists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top environmentalists in the world? This includes the most prominent environmentalists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable environmentalists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic environmentalists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned environmentalists.

These people, like Rachel McAdams and James Cameron include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known environmentalists to the lesser known environmentalists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the environmentalist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous environmentalists ever?" and "What are the names of famous environmentalists?" then you're in the right place. (219 items)

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    Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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    Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Futurama: Bender's Big Score, An Inconvenient Truth, Recount, Johnny Cash's America
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    Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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    Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1858-1919)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Police officer, Historian, Conservationist, + more
    • Credits: Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, President McKinley Inauguration
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    John Muir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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    John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1838-1914)
    • Birthplace: Dunbar, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Inventor, Scientist, Geologist, Writer, + more
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    Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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    Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)
    • Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Essayist, + more
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    Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by radical environmental groups, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1927-1989)
    • Birthplace: Home, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Novelist, Author, Writer, Philosopher
    • Credits: Lonely Are the Brave, Fire on the Mountain
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    Wendell Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written dozens of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Author, Farmer, Writer
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    Harvey Benjamin Broome was an American lawyer, writer and conservationist. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Broome was a founding member of The Wilderness Society, for which he served as president from 1957 until his death in 1968, and played a key role in the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1902-1968)
    • Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
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    Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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    Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an American legal clerk and environmental activist, who, despite the lack of a formal education in the law, was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California in 1993. Since the release of the film that shares her story and name, she ...more

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    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: USA, Lawrence, Kansas
    • Profession: Paralegal, Businessperson, Environmentalist, Actor, Consultant, + more
    • Credits: Erin Brockovich, Final Justice with Erin Brockovich
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