Let’s talk about Environmental Celebrities
First of all, let’s start with the important. What is an environmentalist?
I am sure that half of you just shouted Tree Hugger! Or at least thought it.
So an environmentalist or otherwise known as an environmental activist is a person who works to protect the natural environment from destruction & pollution.
Now, who are the celebrities I mentioned earlier?
He created the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation in 1998. He’s been part of environmental issues like access to clean water, disaster relief and prevention of biodiversity. He is currently on the following board of organisations: The World Wildlife Fund, Global Green USA and International fund for animal welfare. The documentary, The 11th hour gives an idea of earth’s problems and some interesting solutions for them.The documentary was made by Appian Way, a production company owned by Dicaprio. Filming of the documentary lasted for 4 years.
Growing up in a town without electricity Akon understands how dangerous it is to use toxic fuels and other pollutants for fires. Akon, along with a childhood friend Thione Niang who is associated with Samba Bathly, worked together to create Akon Lighting Africa in 2013. It took less than a year before they installed quality solar solutions, these include street lamps, domestic as well as individual kits. This happened in 14 African countries.
Maroon 5 contribute to this cause by driving biodiesel-powered tour buses. They promote recycling at all their concerts. They also donate a portion of ticket sales to an environmental charity known as Global Cool. They support the Environmental media association, Kiva and Teen impact.
According to the U.S Green Building Council, Brad established “the largest, greenest single family community in the world”. He has his own foundation known as the Make it right foundation. The foundation is on track to finish 150 homes in New Orleans, all residences will sport environmentally friendly features.
Pierce serves on the boards of a couple of groups like Natural Resources, Defense council, California Coastal Protection network and Sea Shepherd. Brosnan was included into the Environmental Hall of Fame for his efforts in raising awareness against illegal whale hunting.
So it seems that only the men seem to be passionate about this situation, ladies come on! Although I would probably also just follow in these heartthrobs footsteps… But anyway, I think every individual can make an impact with a little initiative.
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Genevieve Smith, I have been working at Leads 2 Business for just over a year now. I work in the Johannesburg office as an account coordinator.