Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was "green" before it was popular.
He was inspiring people to conserve and using his skills in architecture and design to promote useful ways to save the earth's natural resources long before Al Gore gathered and popularized the scientific merits and dire needs of An Inconvenient Truth.
Finding ways to do "more with less" was the inspiration behind Buckminster Fuller's life of architecture, design, writing and invention. Inventor and proponent of his 'geodesic dome' he coined the phrase "Spaceship Earth". Innovative in mathematics, engineering, art, and methods of sustainability, he dedicated his life to inventing new approaches to technology for transforming the earth. In these times of modernization and global competition of resources he was a true inventor and visionary, someone the world should continue to draw inspiration.