Environmental Heroes Through Time

1. Rachel Carson: (1907-1964) Author ‘Silent Spring’

Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist. She is the author of Silent Spring, a book that brought to light the long-term negative effects of the misuse of pesticides by the agricultural industry. As an opinion influencer, her writings have advanced the global environmental movement.

2. Al Gore: Former Vice President of the United States, Author and Filmmaker

An Inconvenient Truth, the 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim, focused on former Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about the dangers of global warming. Al Gore has also influenced the environmental movement by founding the non-profit, Alliance for Climate Protection.

3. Robert Hunter: Author, Journalist and Co-Founder, Greenpeace (1941-2005)

Robert Hunter began his career in journalism in the 1960s writing on the topics of counterculture and environmental issues. Protesting a US nuclear weapon test with 11 other activists in a boat called “The Greenpeace,” he gained public support for his cause and created a new force for environmental activism.

4. David Suzuki: Scientist, broadcaster and Co-Founder David Suzuki Foundation


Dr. Suzuki is known for his television, radio series and books about nature. He is best known for the long-running CBC Television program, The Nature of Things, that aired in over 40 nations. In 1990, he co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation to protect nature in all its diversity.

5. David Buckland: Artist and Director of Cape Farewell

In 2001, David created the Not-for-profit Cape Farewell project with the purpose to prompt a cultural response to climate change. His expeditions take artists to exotic locations, like the Arctic, with an aim to create climate focused art as a way to engage people to think about the damaging impacts of human activity on our planet.