These 5 celebrities use their fame to promote environmental protection:
„Only 1% of clothing is recycled. What are we doing?“
Image: Twitter @StellaMcCartney
Stella McCartney lives and breathes fashion but condemns how harmful so-called fast fashion is to the environment. She is one of the pioneers of the “sustainable fashion” movement. In recent years sustainable fashion has become a trend of its own and many more designers and labels have jumped on the environmental bandwagon.
McCartney also actively uses her twitter account to talk about environmental issues.
„It is baffling, I must say, that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything – until, that is, it comes to climate science.“
Image: Twitter @clarencehouse
The Prince of Wales is well known for his interest in organic farming and publicly addressing environmental issues. Over the years, he has founded a number of initiatives focusing on sustainability. Amongst them the Prince’s Rainforests Project.
„We only have one planet.“
Image: Twitter @LeoDiCaprio
In 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The foundation has to date supported many projects that build protect vulnerable wildlife and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.
In 2016, DiCaprio collaborated with National Geographic in the making of the documentary film Before the Flood. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic in order to witness the impact of climate change firsthand.
„We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late. We can save our planet and also boost our economy at the same time.“
Image: Twitter @Schwarzenegger
During his time as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger maintained a strong focus on envionmental issues.
He spearheaded the hydrogen highway network (series of hydrogen refueling stations in California) and signed the Sierra Nevada Conservancy act.
Schwarzenegger remains outspoken on environmental issues and has recently vowed to take on Big Oil “for knowingly killing people all over the world.”
„It’s very important that we expand our use of clean energy and make a long-term commitment to it.“
Julia Robert’s house in Malibu is reportedly a green home and fitted with a PV system.
The actress has also lent her voice to the “Nature Is Speaking” campaign by Conservation International. In the role of Mother Nature, she reminds us that humans depend on nature and should treat her well.