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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
Al Gore 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 Roosevelt 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 DiCaprio 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 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 Carson 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 Abbey 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 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 Broome 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
Brad Pitt William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting ...more

Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Erin Brockovich 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 Bündchen 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 Robert Marshall is a writer.

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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
David Attenborough 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 Murie 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

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Rachel McAdams 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 Brosnan 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 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
Alec Baldwin 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 Cameron 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

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Daryl Hannah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Daryl Hannah 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 and Kill Bill. She is also an ...more

Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Bette Midler 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 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

Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Edward Norton Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History ...more

Ed Begley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Ed Begley, Jr. Edward James "Ed" Begley, Jr. is an American actor and environmentalist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is best known for his ...more

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Persia White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Persia White Persia White is an American actress and musician. White is known for her role as Lynn Searcy on the sitcom Girlfriends. She is also a member of the industrial rock band XEO3 and a solo singer, ...more

Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Bob Brown Robert James "Bob" Brown is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, environmentalist, former Senator and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown was ...more

Paul Watson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Paul Watson Paul Franklin Watson is a Canadian environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group focused on marine conservation. The Toronto native joined a ...more

Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr., better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and a founder of the Sundance Film ...more

Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Martin Sheen Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands and Apocalypse Now. Other ...more

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Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Ian Somerhalder Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire

Pamela Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Pamela Anderson Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the ...more

Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Cate Blanchett Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen ...more

Maneka Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Maneka Gandhi Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development in the Government of PM Narendra Modi. She is also an animal rights activist, environmentalist, and ...more

R. Murray Schafer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
R. Murray Schafer Raymond Murray Schafer, CC is a Canadian composer, writer, music educator and environmentalist perhaps best known for his World Soundscape Project, concern for acoustic ecology, and his book The ...more

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Van Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Van Jones Van Jones is an actor.

Michael Otto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Michael Otto Michael Otto, is the head of German Otto Group, the world's largest mail order company, with US$24 billion in sales in fiscal year 2003. Thanks to a 30% rise in Internet sales last year, Otto ...more

Jean-Michel Cousteau is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Jean-Michel Cousteau Jean-Michel Cousteau is a French explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer. The first son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, he is the father of Fabien Cousteau and Céline

Vandana Shiva is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Vandana Shiva Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than 20 books. She received her PhD from the University of ...more

Winona LaDuke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Winona LaDuke Winona LaDuke is an American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development. In 1996 and 2000, ...more

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Amory Lovins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Amory Lovins Amory Bloch Lovins is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has worked in the field of energy policy and ...more

Rutger Hauer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Rutger Hauer Rutger Oelsen Hauer is a Dutch actor, writer and environmentalist. His career began in 1969 with the title role in the Dutch television series Floris. His film credits include Flesh+Blood, Blind ...more

Mike C. Manning is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Mike C. Manning Michael Christopher "Mike" Manning is an American actor, producer, television personality and activist. Manning first gained fame as a cast member on the MTV series The Real World: ...more

Loren Legarda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Loren Legarda Loren Legarda is a Filipino environmentalist and politician, notable as the only female to top two senatorial elections -- 1998 and 2007. During the 2004 Philippine general election, she ran for ...more

Norman Myers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Norman Myers Norman Myers is a British environmentalist specialising in biodiversity and noted for his work on environmental refugees. He is the father of marathon runner Mara Yamauchi, and lives in ...more

Kelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Kelly Johnson Bernadette Jean "Kelly" Johnson was an English guitarist, widely known in the UK in the early 1980s as the lead guitarist of the all-female British heavy metal band Girlschool.

Robinson Jeffers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Robinson Jeffers John Robinson Jeffers was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Most of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and epic form, but today he is also known for ...more

Lewis Mumford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
Lewis Mumford Lewis Mumford, KBE was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad ...more