As you can probably imagine, the team at Nelson Enviro has a deep interest in the environment and how people are taking care of it. That’s why when comic book artists and writers create superheroes that champion the cause of environmental well being, we’re all about it! At Nelson Enviro, we make it easy for anyone to learn about how the land they’re considering purchasing has been used in the past. If you’re in need of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, you can learn more here.  

In part one of our series, we highlighted Captain Planet as an exemplary superhero who used his powers to take care of the environment. In this concluding segment, we’d like to highlight two more superheroes who have done the same thing. Who will make our list? Keep reading to find out!


Superman might not immediately spring to the front of your mind when you consider environmentally friendly superheroes, but when you think about it, he really sort of relies on the environment for his powers. If you are an avid comic book reader, you may be familiar with the photonucleic effect–essentially what this means is that Superman relies on the sun for his powers.

In one of the best story arcs in Superman history, the bulk of the narrative deals with the seasons. Superman for All Seasons, written by Jeph Loeb and with art by Tim Sale, features many double page images of the vast expanse of sky and emphasises Superman’s connection with the environment around him. If you haven’t read this classic yet, make it a point to pick it up.

Swamp Thing

Perhaps the superhero with the strongest connection to the environment of all though is Dr. Alec Holland who eventually became Swamp Thing. His origin story has changed over the years, but the fact always remains that when someone seeks to harm the environment, Swamp Thing is there. From his superhuman strength to his ability to manipulate plants and communicate with nature and his affiliation with The Justice League, this is one superhero who fights for the cause of nature.

From Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing to recent classics like Raise Them Bones to inclusions in popular video games and films, one this is for certain–Swamp Thing won’t be going anywhere any time soon, and that’s a good thing for the environment.

Do You Need a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

We hope you’ve enjoyed our two part series on superheroes who have been good for the environment. At Nelson Enviro, we believe that you have a right to know exactly how the land you’re considering purchasing has been used in the past. That’s why we offer Phase I ESAs that help to provide you with all of the context you need to make such a big decision for your business or your home.

Ready to work with us? We’d love to speak with you! Contact us today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!