Green Heroes

From Buddha to Leonardo DiCaprio

  • László Erdős

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. László Erdős
    Pages 1-3
  3. Heroes for Animals

  4. Heroes for Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. László Erdős
      Pages 79-83
    3. László Erdős
      Pages 85-88
    4. László Erdős
      Pages 89-91
    5. László Erdős
      Pages 93-96
    6. László Erdős
      Pages 107-110
    7. László Erdős
      Pages 111-116
    8. László Erdős
      Pages 125-128
    9. László Erdős
      Pages 129-132
    10. László Erdős
      Pages 143-148
  5. Heroes for the Environment

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-223

About this book


This book provides an introduction into the diversity of the environmental movement through great characters in the green sector. The book describes inspiring personal achievements, and at the same time it provides readers with information regarding the history, the main directions and the ethical principles of the environmental movement. Some of the most important characters of the movement from all around the world, are included in the book.  As well as the title characters, Buddha and Leonardo DiCaprio, other famous environmentalists like Albert Schweitzer, David Attenborough and Jane Goodall are discussed.  Some of the less well-known but equally important environmentalists such as Chico Mendes, Bruno Manser, Henry Spira, Tom Regan or Rossano Ercolini are highlighted in the various chapters. The selection of characters represents all major branches within the green sector, ranging from medieval saints to Hollywood celebrities, from university professors to field activists, from politicians to philosophers, from ecofeminists to radicals.


Environmental history and activism Celebrity activism and the green sector Environmental ethics, biocentrism, ecocentrism, sentiocentrism Sustainability, ecology and nature conservation Environmental movement Green celebrities Celebrity environmental activists Famous animal advocates

Authors and affiliations

  • László Erdős
    • 1
  1. 1.MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, DebrecenInstitute of Ecology and Botany MTA Centre for Ecological ResearchVácrátótHungary

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