Earth week is here. It’s time to take good care of mother earth and it will be more meaningful if we make every day earth day. Simple steps go a long way. As we make out time to do something for our planet it’s also great to know that some celebrities are working hard to make our planet safe for us and future generations.
Here is a list of 7 ‘green’ celebrities and what they are doing to save our home – earth
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He established a foundation to save planet earth.
Leonardo Dicaprio has a passion for the environment and his foundation says it all because it is dedicated to the wellbeing of planet earth and everything on it. The Foundation focus on 6 areas including public advocacy, climate change, marine conservation, wildlife conservation, innovative solutions and indigenous rights. Click here for more information.
2. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is not just talented when it comes to starring in movies like the American Super hero film Batman Versus Superman: Dawn of Justice. Interestingly, he is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative. The initiative helps improve the lives of the people living in Congo through education and healthcare in a sustainable manner. Click here for more information.
3. Rosario Dawson
You probably remember Rosario for her roles in movies such as Top Five
She takes it a step further by tackling food safety, problems involving safe practices for crop production as well as minimizing the use of hazardous pesticides. For an in-depth information on her work, visit the Equitable Food Initiative site.
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Is not only an actress but also someone who is an advocate for environmental susatainability. She has an ecommerce site for eco baby products and nontoxic household products. You can visit her website.
5. Marc Ruffalo
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A great actor known for his roles in The kids are alright and Foxcatcher is an anti-fracking activist. Fracking is the process of extracting oil and natural gas from rocks with the aid of water. See how he’s taking steps to make the planet a better home for us.
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Adrian strongly believes in taking care of the environment and he conveys the message of environmental protection through SHFT.com which he co-founded with Peter Glatzer. When he is not acting, he also uses his talent for directing short movies and documentaries. You might remember Adrian from movies like Trash fire, Entourage and A perfect fit.
Apart from being an actress, Olivia takes her passion for our earth to the next level through her sustainable fashion efforts. She also collaborated with H & M to promote sustainable fashion through the launch of H &M Conscious fashion collection and the first world recycling week. Olivia runs a creative agency Conscious Commerce.
Obviously these celebrities have discovered ways to save the environment and I hope you’re doing your part too.
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22 thoughts on “7 Green Celebrities and What They Are Doing To Protect Our Earth”
Awesome post. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve been following Leonardo’s document about climate change and the environment. I didn’t know that there are also many other celebrities doing great things. I didn’t know that Ben Affleck is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative. Interesting!
You’re welcome. Yes we may not realize that some of these celebrities are doing a lot more than just acting. It’s great they are also doing their own part to make this world a better place for mankind.
how interesting, I did not know that some of these celebrities were active in protecting the Earth and sustainability. I am a big fan of Leonardo Di Caprio and Mark Ruffalo and knew they were active contributors. I love hearing about famous people doing good for our environment and make our planet a better place to live.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Yes, these celebrities mentioned here are indeed great advocates for the environment. I’m also a huge fan. I couldn’t agree with you more; It’s always nice to hear them do great things to preserve our home – the earth. Thanks for stopping by.
Aw, I love Ben Affleck even more now! I love seeing a celebrity that has a good heart. Too many of them change after gaining the popularity that they do and seeing people like him is great… him and other like-minded celebrities are helping restore faith in this battered world!
Hi Jen, thanks for reading my post. Ben Affleck is really doing a good job of reshaping the lives of people. I really I’m proud of what he is doing. There really is no excuse not to do our own part for mother earth. Afterall, it’s the only home we’ve got. Thanks again.
It’s great to see these celebrities using their fame for a good cause. I try to make every day Earth day. In my house, we practice the 3 Rs. Recycle, reduce and reuse. Every little bit counts.
Yes Yvonne, couldn’t agree with you more. Every little step we take does matter. Keep applying the 3Rs – Reduce Reuse Recycle in your daily life and tell your friends too. Spread the word. Thanks for stopping by.
Wow. Very interesting post. I’m also a fan of Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio. Good to know that they are using their fame to a good cause. Planet earth is ours and we should all work together for the common good of all.
So true Flaky. We all need to work together to make our world a better place. Every ‘grren step’ we take goes a long way. Thanks for leaving a comment.
What a great list of famous actors and actresses that are green and help the planet to stay healthy and beautiful!
Jessica Alba in particular has been a long time favorite of mine. It is really great to see people who have power and influence in our society use it for the betterment of our planet. Especially since Earth Day is tomorrow!
Yes it is great indeed! These celebrities are working tirelessly to preserve planet earth. I like Jessica Alba too. I like her even more for making out time to do great things that are beneficial to the whole universe.
Celebrities have such a big influence over fans and like others have already said in the comments, it’s great that they are using their fame and money for a greater good. We only have one planet and we need to protect it.
I think that consumerism plays a big role in contributing waste. I remember the time appliances would last us for a decade or so before you had to go and repurchase it. Now things don’t seem to last as long. I’m not sure how we can change that though. I make a point of getting things of good quality in the first place even if it means paying more. Any thoughts?
Hi Vanessa, it really is great that celebrities are doing amazing things for our earth.
The amount of waste we produce is just too much. An average american produces 4.4 pounds of waste daily! You are doing the right thing by purchasing appliances that would last long. They may be pricey but it is better to choose quality over something that you would have to replace every time. Another thing I try do with appliances is that I contact technicians around me to see if they can be repaired before taking any other step. Thanks for stopping by.
That’s great that these celebrities are behind saving the planet. More celebrities need to follow their example and do the same. I wonder how many there are or is it just them for now?
It will be great to add more names to this growing list. As I discover more, I’ll add them onto my list. Let’s spread this ‘eco’ message among our friends and family. Every little bit we do counts! Thanks for leaving a comment Owain.
This is actually super inspiring. Who would have thought these famous artists were contributing so much to our planet. It’s amazing how people care about the place they live in. This is also very encouraging to help us wake up and do good actions for our planet. Even if we’re not contributing economically to earth projects, I believe there are many ways to contribute somehow. Thanks for sharing this content!
Hi, it is indeed inspiring that celebs are actually taking great steps to preserve the earth – our home. The only way to make this planet safe for mankind is to do our own part by taking green steps one at a time. We can also get people around us involved by showing them how we are taking these steps be it at home, school, work….we can show them how to reduce reuse and recycle before considering such items ‘garbage’ and we can donate them as well. Thanks for dropping a comment.
Leonardo is one of my favourite actors. I knew that Ben and Jessica were environmentalists, but I didn’t expect Leonardo to be one. You learn something new every day! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Andrei, I’m glad you learnt something new from my post. Leonardo loves our planet so much. Majority only know him as an actor but he cares deeply about our earth too! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment and feel free to share what you have learnt with your friends. Best wishes.
It’s great when celebrities support green issues. They can really help to raise the profile of issues and use their influence over people in a positive way, to get them interested in being eco-friendly. Leonardo’s climate change film was brilliant and hopefully made a lot of people aware of what a serious problem it is. It’s so good when stars put their fame to good use, hopefully making the world a better, more sustainable place in the future.
Thanks for leaving a comment. Celebrities can indeed help spread the word about preserving our planet. Films are a great way of getting across to people and Leonardo did a good job of conveying the message. We can also do our bit by showing people around us that we care about our planet. This way our friends and family can follow our footsteps and also spread the word.