Founder of Green Belt Movement
First African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Her organization educated and provided jobs to African women while planting over 51 million trees.
M. Thunder Hawk
Co-Founder of Women of All Red Nations
Leader in American Indian Movement, and organizer against the Dakota Access Pipeline. She promotes sustainability and sacred lands.
By no means a complete list, but here are some environmentalists who have paved the way. They each have unique stories showing us that this movement has no single path, no gender, age, race, sexual orientation, or otherwise that separates us.