|Aaron Chang inspires others through his photos of the beauty and majesty of the ocean.||Aaron Copland is one of the most respected American classical composers of the twentieth century.||Adam Sandler brings comic-relief to people of all ages||Adams Sie is an up and coming film director from Senegal.||Akiane Kramarik is an incredible young artist who is self taught.||Aleksey Nikolayevich Beketov left a legacy of beautiful buildings in Ukraine.|
|Alexander Borodin was an accomplished chemist, composer and staunch advocate of women's rights.||Alvin Ailey was a choreographer and founder of the American Dance Theater.||Andrei Tarkovsky was a filmmaker who 'invented a new language, true to the nature of film'.||Angela Brooks is an architect who works to create sustainable and affordable housing.||Anna Pavlova was a Russian ballerina and is known as one of the finest classical dancers in history||Ansel Adams was an 'artist-activist' whose photographs of nature inspired conservation.|
|Antoni Gaudi is one of the most recognized architects of his time.||Antonin Dvorak was a Czech composer who influenced other artists.||Artemisia Gentileschi was a female post-Renaissance artist who tackled challenging themes.||Audrey Hepburn was an actress, dancer and notable Ambassador for UNICEF||BAFTA LA brings Shakespeare to life for South LA students.||Baje Whitethorne is a celebrated Navajo painter and author.|
|Barbara Stuart Rabinowitsch was a member of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt and of Ballet Pacifica.||Beniamino Bufano created distinctive sculptures addressing the theme of peace.||Bill Cosby injects his comedy with wisdom.||Biloxi's "Mad Potter" Moves into |
Gehry-designed Art Museum
|Bob Dylan is a pioneer musician and singer songwriter who continues to influence music today.||Bob Geldof is known for his anti-poverty work for Africa and is a Nobel Prize nominee.|
|Bob Hope had the rare ability to bring laughter everywhere he went.||Bono (Paul Hewson) is a musician, advocate for AIDS victims and a humanitarian.||Bud Greenspan is a filmmaker extraordinaire dubbed the 'Poet Laureate of the Olympics.'||Cameron Sinclair is the founder of Architecture for Humanity, which brings services to communities in need.||Carol Burnett an award-winning actress and comedienne||Charles M. Schulz made people laugh every day.|
|Charlie Chaplin taught us to laugh in the face of adversity.||Charlie Parker was a great musician and father.||Christopher Reeve never gave up hope for himself or for others with paralysis.||Claude Oscar Monet is a famous impressionist painter.||Damon K. Wayans brought Matt relief from depression through his comedic talent.||Daniel Libeskind is an architect whose work inspires peace.|
|Danny Thomas is the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.||Dexter Gordon was a musician nominated for an Oscar.||Diane Challis Davy directs the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters.||Diego Rivera was a famed Mexican muralist and revolutionary.||Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers,||Dorothea Lange captured powerful moments in history with a keen eye for the human condition.|
|Doug Miller Is an iconic artist and musician in Laguna Beach, Calfifornia.||Dr. Michael Irving created a memorial monument as a voice for victims of child abuse.||Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss was an artist who also wrote charming, absurd rhymes.||Edmonia Lewis defied restrictions on black women and achieved respect in the art community.||Fauzia Minallah is the founder of Funkor Childart Centre and an ARTIVIST.||Fernando Botero is a Colombian painter famous for his robust figures.|
|Frances Anne Hopkins is a famous Canadian artist known for her canoe paintings.||Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovative architect.||Frank Owen Gehry has developed his |
own unique style of design.
|Frank Zappa was a musician and composer with a flair for the absurd.||Fred Batley gives young and aspiring actors and actresses a chance to shine.||Frida Kahlo became a famous Mexican artist despite polio and injuries.|
|Friedl Dicker-Brandeis was an artist and teacher who gave children hope during the Holocaust.||Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel revolutionized women's fashion and empowered women||Gary Birch is a compassionate educator and role model to his students.||Gibran Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese poet, artist and philosopher who is third after Shakespeare and Lao-Tsu.||Gustave Eiffel was the French architect who gave the United States the Eiffel Tower.||Hany El-Miniawy is an Egyptian architect who uses architecture to help alleviate poverty.|
|Harry Houdini was a master of escape.||Hayao Miyazaki is a talented film and animation creator.||Helen Hayes is considered the 'First Lady of American Theater.'||Holly Carter gives kids and others the tools to tell their stories.||Ian McKellen is an accomplished English actor and human rights activist.||Ivana Kobilca was an important Slovene realist painter.|
|J.N. (Ding) Darling was a conservationist and cartoonist who used his art to raise awareness about the environment.||Jackie Chan is a beloved comedic martial artist and philanthropist.||Jacob Lawrence broke racial barriers as a renowned painter.||Jim Carrey is an actor, impersonator and eccentric comedian.||Jim Henson was the world's most famous puppeteer and Father of the Muppets.||Johan (Jean) Julius Christian Sibelius was an innovative modern composer.|
|John Tu founder of Kingston Technology is also a musician and a supporter of the Freedom Writers.||Josefina Lopez is a Latina screenwriter |
who believes in the
power of women.
|Josephine Baker was a popular African American dancer in France, fought for civil rights and freedom against the Nazis.||Katie Lee is a passionate advocate for wilderness.||Kaziah Hancock paints portraits of fallen soldiers as a memorial keepsake for their families.||Ken Theeradej Wongpuapan is a popular Thai actor and UNICEF Youth Ambassador.|
|Kenji Williams creates music and films that celebrate the earth.||Laurel Burch is an artist who has inspired other artists and women in need across the globe||Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, scientist and inventor.||Lita Albuquerque is an environmental artist who works on a large scale.||Lou Ferrigno is a successful actor and bodybuilder who overcame a hearing disability.||Louis Sullivan is credited with inventing the skyscraper.|
|M.C. Escher created art that plays with perspective and dimension.||MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation||Mamadou Tall Diedhiou combines recycled materials to create inspiring works of art.||Margot Fonteyn was a world-renowned dancer.||Maria Tallchief is a Native American ballerina who is known worldwide for her outstanding performances.||Marian Anderson was a world-renowned opera singer.|
|Mary Cassatt filled the world with her beautiful paintings of children, mothers, love and kindness.||Mary Jane Colter designed the rustic buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park.||Maya Lin is an architect and sculptor.||Message in a box: Franck de Las|
Mercedes's peace packages creates peace boxes to send all over the world
|Michael J. Fox works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.||Miranda Andersen is a young filmmaker and environmentalist who uses her talents to create awareness.|
|Nam June Paik #1 Video Artist is regarded as the 'father of video art.'||Nicolae Grigorescu was one of the founders of modern Romanian painting.||Nirvan Mullick is a filmmaker who spotted 'the perfect moment' when he filmed Caine's Arcade.||Oswaldo Guayasamin was an Ecuadorian artist whose work reflected his commitment to democracy.||Paloma Herrera is an accomplished ballerina.||Pam Smith-Rodden helped turn a dream into a reality for an author and a community.|
|Patrick Nagatani uses photography and colored lights to promote good health.||Paul Robeson was a singer, actor, football player scholar and civil rights activist.||Pedro Almodovar is considered one of |
the most influential
|Peter Jackson is a filmmaker who directed the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.||Picasso's "Guernica" in for medical checkup||Piet Kroon is a talented Dutch filmmaker and devoted dad.|
|Preserving Mexico's folk art masks||R. Buckminster Fuller designed the geodesic dome.||Raphael Sanzio da Urbino was an Italian painter of the High Renaissance.||Rembrandt van Rijn captures the suffering, reflection and compassion of humanity in his art.||Robert Redford established the Sundance Film Festival to effect change in the world.||Robert Shetterly paints portraits of Americans who have acted with courage to do the right thing.|
|Robert Wise was a filmmaker, teacher and mentor.||Roberto Arevalo of The Mirror Project |
teaches kids TV production.
|Rudolph Nureyev was a legendary Russian ballet dancer.||Scott Joplin composed operatic and ragtime music and influenced early jazz.||September McGee is an artist and a teacher.||Simon Velez is a prize winning architect who uses sustainable materials.|
|Stephen Joseph uses art to protect the land.||Stephen Sondheim composed popular Broadway musicals.||Steven Spielberg is an award winning filmmaker who pushed the limits of his art.||Stevie Wonder a musician who has overcome great obstacles||Tadao Ando is a world-famous Japanese architect.||Taron Lexton applies his filmmaking talents to advocate for human rights.|
|Tom Shadyac is a gifted and accomplished writer and filmmaker who gave up everything to understand the human spirit.||Tomihiro Hoshino creates captivating art and poetry despite paralysis.||Veronica Tennant, the Prima Ballerina is an accomplished Canadian dance film producer and director.||Vincent Van Gogh remains one of the world's most renowned artists.||Vojko Gasperut creates beautiful paintings despite his paralysis.||Walt Disney was both a visionary artist and an entrepreneur.|
|Wang Yani has been painting since |
she was three
|Will Smith is a musician and actor whose roles are often heroic and funny.||Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph a single snowflake.||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart prolific and influential classical music composer||Wyland is an internationally recognized artist and marine life conservationist.||Young@Heart is a chorus of senior citizens that sings classic rock and pop songs.|
|Youssef Chahine is a highly respected and accomplished Egyptian film director.||Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.||Zaha Hadid is the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.|
|Aaron Chang inspires others through his photos of the beauty and majesty of the ocean.||Adarsha Shivakumar and Apoorva Rangan |
Project Jatropha started the nonprofit Project Jatropha which is an alternative to fossil fuel.
|Aitan Grossman wrote an environmental song called 100 Generations that has been sung and recorded by students around the world.||Alan Rabinowitz started the first ever jaguar preserve.||Alberto Yanosky works to save forests by assisting Paraguay's government.||Alexandra Cousteau was honored as an Earth Trustee by the UN in 2007 for her work to protect the oceans.|
|An engineering mom leads effort to save an old-growth Russian forest||Ansel Adams was an 'artist-activist' whose photographs of nature inspired conservation.||Antonio Roman-Alcala and Alemany Farm is a gardening activist seeking a sustainable food system.||Australian Aborigines |
Protecting Wetlands by working to conserve the environment around them.
|Barbara Stuart Rabinowitsch was a member of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt and of Ballet Pacifica.||Barefoot College and Microformers shine as innovative power solutions|
|Barry Commoner works to protect the environment and raise awareness about the danger of radio activity.||Ben Redclay was an earthkeeper whose legacy lives on through his daughter.||Benjamin Kahn involves school children in regrowing coral to help save damaged reefs in the Red Sea.||Beth Rickard|
Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
|Bill Roley taught children in a Mexican orphanage how to work the land.||CAMPUS CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY at Humboldt State University.|
|Caroline Cannon is an Inupiat indigenous leader who is a champion for biodiversity in the Arctic Sea.||Chico Mendes was a father who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defending rainforests.||Chief Oren Lyons is an internationally venerated advocate for preserving biodiversity.||Coalition helps the Connecticut River become the first National Blueway||Curacao looks at using ocean water for power||David Nathan Chain was killed during a nonviolent protest to save the redwoods.|
|Deland Chan started an environmental group at the YMCA in New York City.||Dennis Weaver is an actor and advocate for ecologically sustainable living.||Dian Fossey worked to protect the endangered Mountain Gorilla.||Donald Knaack is a musician whose unique productions inspire people of all ages to explore, create and give back to others.||Dr. E.O. Wilson studies the impact that human activity has on the planet.||Dr. Elvia Niebla|
Soil Scientist is dedicated to soil conservation.
|Dr. John Todd: A Sewer Becomes|
a Water Park with floating botanical gardens that are helping restore ecological health.
|Dr. Richard Murphy |
Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.
|Dr. Robert Ballard |
and the JASON project bring scientific exploration to children around the world.
|Dr. Shirley McGreal founded the International Primate Protection League.||Dr. Vandana Shiva works to preserve biodiversity for the planet.||Dramatic elephant rescue|
|Emily Hunter is an environmental activist, eco-journalist and filmmaker.||Emily Pozo created ICE to assist and educate residents of the Galapagos Islands||Envirofit retrofits engines to reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.||Erica Fernandez gave a voice to the voiceless and saved her neighborhood.||Favio Chavez makes music out of garbage.||Fin Donnelly works to keep our rivers and waters clean.|
|Five ways to make aquaculture more sustainable||Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Friends of Nature:|
Mr. Liang Congjie is a voice for China's environment.
|Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.||George Schaller is a world-renowned naturalist.||Gerald Durrell established the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust for endangered species.|
|GoodGuide and others use technology to help turn consumers green||Green roofs in Nairobi save energy, water||Greenpeace works globally to save the environment.||Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup Team work hard to return the Gulf to a healthy state.||Hayrettin Karaca is known as Grandfather Earth for making our planet brighter, greener and better for future generations.||Heat-absorbing ceramic stoves cut fuel use|
|Heather DeWitt is a devoted conservationist.||Help Mary Save Coral works to repopulate the world's coral.||How renewable energy is rescuing US schools from budget cuts||India's feisty - and effective - environmental champion||J.N. (Ding) Darling was a conservationist and cartoonist who used his art to raise awareness about the environment.||Jack Johnson is a musician who encourages kids to take care of the environment.|
|Jack Rudloe works to conserve the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.||Jack Sim has started a worldwide campaign for clean public toilets and better sanitation standards.||Jacques Cousteau invented the Aqua-Lung, a predecessor to the SCUBA systems used by divers worldwide today.||Jaime Lynn Butler is the story of a young Navaho artist environmentalist.||James Dilley worked to protect open space in Laguna Canyon.||James Pribram |
|Jane Goodall is an authority on wild chimpanzees.||Jane Goodall is an authority on wild chimpanzees.||Jean-Michel Cousteau is committed to protecting the ocean for future generations through education and conservation.||Jim and Jamie Dutcher are wolf conservationists.||Jim Dilley was the founder of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt.||Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.|
|John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) is a much loved American hero and legend.||John Dennis Liu inspires people to save Earth's ecosystem||John Denver was an American songwriter/singer and activist for the environment.||John McConnell founded Earth Day (March 20) and continues his fight for environmental education and awareness.||John Muir advocated preservation, feeling that natural areas promote mental health.||Joseph Ki-Zerbo works to help Africans retain control of their country's agriculture.|
|Julia Hill brought public attention to deforestation in California.||Kaa-Iya |
del Gran Chaco
National Park is the only park in the Americas established and run by indigenous peoples.
|Kory Johnson was honored with the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1998.||L.E.A.F. Rocks empowers youth to use the art of film, music and technology to become environmental leaders.||Latino Environmental Activists are shaping an urban agenda with smog, foul water among priorities.||Laurie David is passionately committed to stopping global warming.|
|Lawrence Anthony was known as the Elephant Whisperer||Leanne Sarco recruited Facebook friends to save Gulf Coast's hermit crabs||Lynn Herring is one farmer who acts to save environment from factory farms.||MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation||Mali Bickley is proud of her students who won Best Film (Rainforest Fable), Elementary category, of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.||Marjory Stoneman Douglas worked tirelessly to preserve the Everglades.|
|Mia Siscawati teaches people to protect their environment.||Michael Reynolds|
Garbage Warrior combines biology and architecture to build sustainable housing.
|Mika Vanhanen is the founder and director of Environment Online, a global virtual school for sustainable development.||Mike Browne started Get the Lead Out of Fishing||Mrs. Mei Ng: |
Friends of the Earth
(Hong Kong) uses education to foster environmental awareness in China
|My Trip to Catalina Island Slater, a young environmental and peace activist, meets her hero, Jean-Michel Cousteau.|
|Nicole Dewing and|
Curtis McCormack joined the Peace Corps and started a waste recycling project in Joal, Senegal.
|Ocean Robbins helps organize young people committed to protecting the planet.||Oil Spill Volunteers Looking For Ways to Help||Olivia Bouler Olivia created 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon's bird rescue.||Philippe Cousteau continues the work of his father, Jacques Cousteau, through Earth Echo International||PRETOMA works to protect ocean resources in Costa Rica.|
|Prigi Arisandi works to educate people on the importance of protecting the rivers of Indonesia||Public-private teamwork helps save Connecticut's threatened alewives||Rachel Carson was the mother of the environmental movement.||Ramani Sankaranarayanan |
and Geeta Vaidyanathan founded CTxGrEn to show villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for electricity.
|Randall Arauz founded the Association for the Restoration of Sea Turtles (PRETOMA).||Reef Ball Foundation restores damaged coral reef systems around the world.|
|Ric O'Barry works to free captive dolphins around the world.||Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an eco-warrior defending the earth for future generations.||Robert Redford established the Sundance Film Festival to effect change in the world.||Rory Stear and Kristine Pearson developed and distribute wind-up and solar powered radios to poor communities around the world.||Rowena Gerber and her students raise money to send Solar Ovens around the world.||Roxanne Kremer works with the Mestizo Indians of the Peruvian rainforest to save pink dolphins.|
|Roz Savage challenges people to live in a more environmentally conscious way.||Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.||Sandra Postel believes in the importance of water conservation.||Saving The World's Ancient Trees:|
One Clone at a Time
|Severn Cullis-Suzuki an environmental activist, speaker, television host.|
|Singapore's "Supertrees" Bring National Gardens into City Center||SOCCKET energy-generating soccer ball powers up poor villages||Stanislav Petrov averted nuclear disaster, yet remains unknown to most.||SUJANA cleans roads in Indonesia to help the environment.||Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches.||Suryo Wardhoyo Prawiroatmodjo educates people in Indonesia to protect the environment.|
|Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist and ambassador of the oceans.||Tanzania: Obama kicks soccer ball, generates power||Terram Foundation brings job growth, community involvement, and local solutions to larger environmental concerns.||Texas Wetlands Restoration |
Could be Model for 5 Gulf States
|The goal: Help India's poorest of the poor brickmakers||Theodore Roosevelt was a pioneer in protecting the environment.|
|Tuy Sereivathana is a Cambodian environmentalist who solves conflicts between elephants and people.||Velma Bronn Johnston worked to save the wild mustangs in the United States||Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement that plants trees to help restore the desolate ecosystem in Africa.||Wes Jackson was a professor who returned to the land to advance sustainable agriculture practices.||When Tom McNichol saw swirling |
trash he launched his Clean Up Boat
|William McDonough designs buildings for ecological sustainability.|
|YouthCaN is a youth-|
promoting environmental awareness through technology.
|Zander Srodes |
and Turtle Talks has educated over 5,000 students on sea turtles and marine conservation.