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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. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was Bill Clinton's ...more
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ( ROH-zə-velt; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the ...more
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (, Italian: [diˈkaːprjo]; born November 11, 1974) is an American actor, film producer, and environmentalist. His accolades include an Academy Award and three Golden ...more
John Muir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
John Muir (; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, ...more
Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the ...more
Edward Abbey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist ...more
Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Wendell Erdman Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern ...more
Harvey Broome is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Harvey Benjamin Broome (July 15, 1902 – March 8, 1968) was an American lawyer, writer and conservationist. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Broome was a founding member of The Wilderness ...more
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own ...more
Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Erin Brockovich (born Pattee; June 22, 1960) is an American legal clerk, consumer advocate, and environmental activist, who, despite her lack of formal education in the law, was instrumental in ...more
Gisele Bündchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Gisele Caroline Bündchen (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiˈzɛli ˈbĩtʃẽ], German: [ˈbʏntçn̩]; born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian model, actress, and environmentalist. Since 2004, ...more
Robert Marshall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Robert "Bob" Marshall (January 2, 1901 – November 11, 1939) was an American forester, writer and wilderness activist who is best remembered as the person who spearheaded the 1935 ...more
Howard Zahniser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Howard Zahniser
Howard Clinton Zahniser (February 25, 1906 – May 5, 1964) was an American environmental activist. For nearly 20 years, he helped lead The Wilderness Society as executive secretary, executive ...more
David Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History ...more
Benton MacKaye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Benton MacKaye
Benton MacKaye ( ma-KY; March 6, 1879 – December 11, 1975) was an American forester, planner and conservationist. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut; his father was actor and dramatist Steele ...more
Robert Sterling Yard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Robert Sterling Yard
Robert Sterling Yard (February 1, 1861 – May 17, 1945) was an American writer, journalist, and wilderness activist. Born in Haverstraw, New York, Yard graduated from Princeton University and ...more
Olaus Murie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Olaus Johan Murie (March 1, 1889 – October 21, 1963), called the "father of modern elk management", was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who did groundbreaking field ...more
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress and activist. After graduating from a four-year theatre degree program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian ...more
Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Pierce Brendan Brosnan (; born 16 May 1953) is an Irish–American actor, film producer, activist, architect and environmentalist. Born in Ireland, Brosnan became a naturalised American citizen. ...more
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her ...more
Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and liberal political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest ...more
James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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 ...more
Daryl Hannah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress and environmental activist. She made her screen debut in Brian De Palma's supernatural horror film The Fury (1978). She is ...more
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Bette Midler (; born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several ...more
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Jared Joseph Leto (; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved ...more