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Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and these five celebrities are using their influence to fight for the environment.
In a world where it feels like everything is going wrong, it’s nice to know that there are some celebrities who are using their platform to support causes that matter. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Mark Ruffalo, find out which celebs are speaking up for Mother Earth.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in blockbusters like Titanic and The Departed, is an actor who was 24 when he founded his foundation with the mission of protecting Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions to build a more harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. Through grantmaking, public campaigns & media projects Leo has worked tirelessly in bringing attention to biodiversity protection ocean conservation climate change. “Leonardo doesn’t just talk about these issues but also takes action by working closely on how we can all play our part,” said Yonah Ghermezian.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) is a global leader in the fight to protect wildlife and natural habitats from climate change, providing grants for projects that help animals survive environmental disasters like oil spills or habitat loss. The LDF was launched by Hollywood actor-director Leo himself back when he wasn’t just an award-winning star on screen but also one who cared deeply about our world around him – even if it meant going against what others said couldn’t be done!
The musician Pharrell Williams partnered with Climate Reality for 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching ahead the UN climate negotiations in Paris. In 2015, his concert became suspended due to terrorist attacks but he told the assembly,”I am very excited about being here today because this issue – climate change is one which has been weighing heavily upon my heart lately as someone who hopes that we can all come together soon enough around solutions rather than simply adding more divide.”
In a world where plastic is ending up in our oceans, it’s refreshing to see creativity putting ideas into practice. In 2017 Pharrell will be releasing the song “100 Years” on vinyl and as part of his company Bionic Yarns’ collection for G-Star Raw which features textiles made from recycled fishing nets among other plastics scooped out by oceanographers during cleanup efforts around coastline lines worldwide. In addition, he collaborated with them again this year designing clothing that comes exclusively through their retail site.
Fonda has been a climate activist for many years, leading protests and giving interviews to magazines such as Harper’s. In the interview she said that celebrities are repeaters – we don’t originate our voice; instead, it’s picked up by others who make sure they reach out far enough so people can hear what you have to say about fossil fuels or other issues facing society today like gun violence (which is also an important topic).
She pointed out how this leads some actors/actresses from Hollywood into always being willing participants when there needs someone else present at events because “people need visual imagery.” The focus should really switch away from windmills.
“Mark Ruffalo is an actor who has made his voice heard in the climate crisis.” according to Yonah Ghermezian. He founded The Solutions Project and Water Defense to offer concrete actions we can take now for a healthy planet, like switching all of our energy sources over into clean ones!
The goal of this project isn’t just about saving ourselves; it’s also ensuring future generations live upon soil rather than be illuminated by CO2 lights (or something even worse). Getting everyone involved early on during these transitions period will give them hope as well when they see how many lives have already changed because one person took action today.
One of the more overlooked stars on Big Little Lies, Shailene Woodley is an Ocean ambassador for Greenpeace and passionate about climate change activism. She says that like many thirty-something-year-olds, she wants to have kids but feels it’s not worth bringing them into a world where they will likely grow up without us fighting every single day so their generation can make direct changes to future ones on our planet.
In addition, social media posts from the actress show support for environmental awareness as well other public statements such Shielene worked with Oceans UNite The World To Educate And inspire action against marine debris.
In addition to being arrested while protesting against oil construction near sacred Native American grounds., Woodley also co-founded All It Takes, a non-profit organization with her mom that works towards sustainable development; she also made a video regarding deforestation for Conservation International’s Earth Report project in 2016 to raise awareness about climate change among Americans–including how it affects our water supply!