Heroes and Heroines of the Earth!

Only 8 days to go until Earth Day and we decided to pay our respects to those who have glorified the Earth with their great deeds!
Here is our list of heroines and heroes who have championed the cause of the Blue Planet and you MUST know about them!

5.Midnight Oil
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This alternative rock band from Australia drew the world in with songs that give a pro-environment message! With exotic album names like ‘Capricornia’, ‘Blue Sky Mining’ and ‘Red Sails Sunsets’, they gave environmentalists, their very own anthem, ‘Pictures’.

4.Roz Savage

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Roz Savage is a British ocean rower who is the only woman to have….wait for it…..rowed SOLO across the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Ocean!
She read law at the University of Oxford and is an environmental advocate who also hosts fantastic motivational speech sessions!

3.Alphonse de Lamartine

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Alphonse de Lamartine was a 19th century French poet who romanticised Nature best. His poems have a certain mystical attribute to them and are truly unforgettable. His poem, ‘Le Lac’, written in the language of love, French, expresses his love for Nature and paints a melancholic tapestry of ‘The Lake’ that takes one on a blissful poetic journey.

2.Sir Ernest Shakleton

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Ernest Shakleton was a fearless, dauntless explorer of the Antarctic. He is a brilliant example of a ‘leader of science’ and his survival story of an epic failure which led to an epic example of courage was covered by and published in the National Geographic Magazine is a must read!

1.Nellie Bly

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In 1889, NELLIE BLY COMPLETED A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD IN 72 DAYS! In 1889, Nellie Bly completed a journey around the world in 72 days!!
Yes, we meant to write that sentence twice! She was an American journalist, who made Jules Verne eat his words as she broke the fictional character, Phileas Fogg’s faux world record of completing a journey around the world in 80 days. and it is no wonder that she is at the top of our exclusive list of Earth’s heroes and heroines! 🙂


We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of inspiring people from the past and present! Let us know what you think in the comment section!

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