Famous Environmentalists from Canada

List of notable or famous environmentalists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top environmentalists born in Canada and even some popular environmentalists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian environmentalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These environmentalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known environmentalist from Canada is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Rachel McAdams and James Cameron.

This historic environmentalists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian environmentalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous environmentalists from Canada?" These prominent environmentalists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian environmentalists.

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  • David Chernushenko (born June 1963) is a politician, professional speaker, sustainability consultant, and documentary filmmaker in Ontario, Canada. He was elected to the Ottawa City Council in the 2010 municipal election and re-elected for a second term in 2014. He is the former senior deputy to the leader of the Green Party of Canada, and a former leadership contestant for that party.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Canada, Calgary
  • Elizabeth Evans May (born June 9, 1954) is an American-born Canadian politician. May is leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands. An environmentalist, author, activist, and lawyer, May served as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006. While May's family home is in Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton Island she moved her permanent residence to Sidney, British Columbia, in 2010. On May 2, 2011, she became the first member of the Green Party of Canada to be elected as a Member of Parliament.In the Federal election on October 19, 2015, Elizabeth May was re-elected in the riding of Saanich–Gulf Islands, being the only Green ...more
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Frank de Jong
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    Frank de Jong, (born October 16, 1955 in West Luther Township, northeast of Arthur, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, environmentalist and elementary school teacher at Fern Avenue Public School. He joined the Green Party of Ontario in 1987 and became the party's first official leader in 1993 – a position he held until November 14, 2009, when he was replaced by Mike Schreiner. He is the current interim leader of the Yukon Green Party.In the September 14, 2006, Parkdale—High Park by-election, de Jong received 6.2 percent of the vote. On November 7, 2006, he was nominated as the GPO candidate in the riding of Davenport for the 2007 Ontario general election. In that election, de Jong captured ...more
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Canada
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    • Birthplace: Luskville
  • James Cameron
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    James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist who currently lives in New Zealand and the United States. After working in special effects, he found major success since directing and writing the science fiction action film The Terminator (1984). He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to write and direct Aliens (1986); three years later he followed up with The Abyss (1989). He found further critical acclaim for his use of special effects in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). After his film True Lies (1994), Cameron took on his biggest film at the time, Titanic (1997), which earned him Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director ...more
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
  • Jim MacNeill
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    Jim MacNeill

    James William MacNeill, OC (April 22, 1928 – March 5, 2016) was a Canadian consultant, environmentalist, and international public servant.He was Director of Environment at OECD in Paris (1978–1984), Secretary General of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) and lead author of its landmark report Our Common Future (1984–1987), and member and Chairman of the World Bank's Inspection Panel (1997–2002). He was a member of the Caspian Development Advisory Panel, the jury of the Volvo Foundation’s Environment Prize, and a member of several boards including the Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Canada