Famous Environmentalists from Canada

Updated June 14, 2019 11.6k views 14 items

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.

Use this list of renowned Canadian environmentalists to discover some new environmentalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (14 items)
David Chernushenko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Environmentalists from Canada
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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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Elizabeth May is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Environmentalists from Canada
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Frank de Jong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Environmentalists from Canada
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Canada

Freeworm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Environmentalists from Canada
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Birthplace: Luskville