When it comes to protecting and saving our environment, many celebrities are 100% on-board. Topping the list are well-known names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jane Fonda. Hollywood is doing its part. The question is, will we do ours?
Here are five celebs who are advocating for the environment along with some of our favorite hard-hitting quotes.
In 2016, while accepting the award for Best Actor at the Oscars, DiCaprio told people around the world, “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
Fonda has forever been an outspoken advocate for the environment. In 2017, in an interview with the Toronto Star, she said, “The climate change problem is the issue of our civilization. It will affect everything about our lives if we don’t do something about it.”
The former ‘Terminator’ was quoted as saying, “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction. This is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.”
Cheadle, the star of the Showtime hit series ‘House of Lies’, was quoted as saying, “Part of the American ethos is that you want to leave something better for your kids than you had and I know that my parents felt that way and I know that my grandparents felt that way and everybody worked hard so that their kids had a better chance. I just don’t want to be the first generation that doesn’t do that.”
The ‘Bourne Identity’ star once said, “Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth. When we protect the places where the processes of life can flourish, we strengthen not only the future of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also the essential conditions for peace and prosperity.”
Advocating for the environment is important for everyone. There is no shortage of celebrities who share the same beliefs. The bottom line is that we all need to do our part — with a ton of help from Hollywood.