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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. These popular environmentalists are also found on our lists of celebrity environmentalists and celebrities who majored in environmental science. 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 leading environmentalists on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned environmentalists.

These great and important environmentalists include John Muir, Rachel McAdams, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron, and more. 

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. 

Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more

Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more

Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing ...more

John Muir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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, ...more

Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more

Edward Abbey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more

Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more

Harvey Broome is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more

Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has been described as one of the world's most attractive men, a label for which he has received substantial media ...more

Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more

Gisele Bündchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Gisele Bndchen was born in July 20, 1980 in the town of Horizontina in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. Shes a super model that has been the face for more than 20 brands like Nivea, Colcci (Brazilian ...more

Robert Marshall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Robert Marshall is a writer.

Howard Zahniser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Howard Zahniser Howard Clinton Zahniser was an American environmental activist. For nearly 20 years, he helped lead The Wilderness Society, as executive secretary, executive director, and editor of The Living ...more

David Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC ...more

Benton MacKaye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Benton MacKaye Benton MacKaye was an American forester, planner and conservationist. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut; his father was actor and dramatist Steele MacKaye. After studying forestry at Harvard ...more

Robert Sterling Yard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Robert Sterling Yard Robert Sterling Yard was an American writer, journalist, and wilderness activist. Born in Haverstraw, New York, Yard graduated from Princeton University and spent the first twenty years of his ...more

Olaus Murie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Olaus Johan Murie, called the "father of modern elk management", was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who did groundbreaking field research on a variety of large northern ...more

Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as ...more

Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Pierce Brendan Brosnan, is an Irish-American actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went ...more

Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more

Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. ...more

James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major ...more

Daryl Hannah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Daryl Christine Hannah is an American film actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Blade Runner, Splash, Roxanne, Wall Street, Steel Magnolias. She is also an environmental ...more

Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler ...more

Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan ...more