Author of Silent Spring
A highly awarded author and scientist who spoke out against environmental injustice from a biological point.
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.
Naturalist, Documentary Icon
He voiced in countless documentaries including "Life on Earth" showcasing the beauty of our planet.
Climate Youth Activist
Speaker at UN Climate Action Summit and youngest recipient of Time's Person of the Year.
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.
Author, Professor, Planet Walker
He spent 22 years completely avoiding transportation of any kind, 17 with a vow of silence, all while getting his Phd. UN Goodwill Ambassador
Naturalist and Conservationist
Founder of the Sierra Club who's influence on Teddy Rosevelt resulted in the creation of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Grand Canyon National Parks.
Physicist and Ecologist
Founding director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India. Became a leader in wold trade policy and globalization.
Brazilian labor leader who advocated for the conservation of the Amazon Rainforest. Murdered by cattle ranchers in his pursuit of social justice.
Marine Biologist and Oceanographer
Founder of Mission Blue, a marine preserve non-profit, named Time's first Hero of the Planet, scuba dive record breaker, and author.
Co-Founded US Youth Climate Strike
Social Justice advocate focusing on communities disproportionately affected by climate change.
Veteran, Governor and Activist
The founder of Earth day, created the Outdoor Recreation Acquisition Program, and helped with the Clean Air and Clean Water Act.
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.