Rodón Naveira (b. 1963) is an environmental
scientist from Puerto Rico. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve as branch
chief for the National Exposure Research Laboratory, as well as deputy director
of its Environmental Sciences Division.
She has worked for NASA since 2000, becoming an
Earth Science Remote Sensing Scientist at the Dryden Flight Research Center.
She is currently the Senior Safety Technical Manager for the Office of Safety
and Mission Assurance at the DFRC.
Christine Stewart (1941-2015) was a
Canadian politician who held various cabinet positions during her career, such
as Secretary of State for Latin America and Africa, and Minister of the
During her time as
Minister of the Environment, she promoted numerous actions for the
environmental protection and against climate change. After leaving politics,
she acted as a special envoy to Cameroon for the Commonwealth Secretary
Daphne Sheldrick (1934-2018) was an expert in animal husbandry. She dedicated her life and career to rescuing orphan baby elephants and reintegrating them into the wild.
She was born and educated in Kenya, and was warden of the Tsavo National Park, where she helped care for a variety of wildlife. She was the first to perfect the milk formula necessary to sustain baby elephants and rhinos. In 1977, she founded the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, now the world’s most successful rescue and rehabilitation programme for elephants.
Jacqueline McGlade (b. 1955) is a British-Canadian marine biologist and professor of environmental informatics. She has held various positions such as Executive Director of the European Environment Agency and Director of the Science Division of the UN Environment Programme.
She holds a PhD in zoology and aquatic sciences, and has taught at institutions such as University College London and the University of Warwick. She was also on the Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, one of the leading science NGOs in the UK.
Naomi Klein (b. 1970) is an author and social activist known for her books and documentaries which focus on political and economic issues. Some of her best-known work are critical analyses such as No Logo and The Shock Doctrine.
Her 2014 book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate was a non-fiction bestseller that pointed out the incompatibility of capitalism and environmental protection. In 2016, she won the Sydney Peace Prize for her activism in climate protection.
Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918-2002) was an American-Canadian expert in maritime law and environmental protection, originally from Germany. She was a founding member of the Club of Rome, a non-profit organisation concerned with overcoming the global challenges that humanity faces.
In addition to her environmental work, she was a Professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University. In 1988 she became a Member of the Order of Canada.
Sue Clifford (b. 1944) is a British environmentalist. Together with Angela King, she founded the conservation society Common Ground in 1983.
She has been a lecturer in environmental planning with several institutions, most recently for University College London. Throughout the years she has written several books on environmental protection and the relationship between people and nature, with a focus on the English countryside.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) was a writer, activist and journalist. She is best known for her work as a conservationist and her defense of the Everglades, the tropical wetlands in Florida.
She began writing for the Miami Herald in 1915, on topics such as civil rights and women’s suffrage. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her environmental protection work in 1993.