We’ve all heard about California senator Arnold Schwarzenegger revealing his secret love child, French actor Gerard Depardieu peeing on the carpet of a passenger plane, and Hugh Hefner’s runaway bride Crystal Harris calling off the wedding then heading to Vegas to ‘drown her sorrows’. But what about those celebs that take time out of their busy schedules to promote environmental awareness and activism to help make this world a better place for future generations? Don’t they deserve just as much attention, if not more? We think so. Today we’re turning the spotlight on deserving environmentally conscious celebrities. Let’s hope it stays there for a while.
Let’s play a game – ready, go. What is the first word that come to mind when we say… Leo? If you said “tigers”, then you read our mind, and not just because they’re both wildcats. For over a year and a half now, Leo has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund for their Save Tigers Now campaign, which aims to double the tiger population by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger. Somewhere between filming Shutter Island and Inception, DiCaprio found time to travel to Asia to help the WWF kick off this ambitious endeavor.
DiCaprio’s Inception co-star, Mark Ruffalo, has an ambitious endeavor of his own—abolishing the use of fossil fuels. He is also taking a stand against fracking—the process of injecting huge volumes of water, sand and chemicals deep underground to break up rock formations and release gas for harvesting. Ruffalo maintains that the “energy, and time and people power” spent on ensuring the safety of natural-gas-exploiting communities should be put towards renewables instead.
What’s hotter than Sophia Bush sporting a red satin sash in efforts to entice her One Tree Hill boyfriend Austin Nichols into the bedroom? How about Sophia Bush sporting a green “Respect your mother” shirt (Mother Nature, that is), in efforts to entice fellow environmentalists to take action around the BP oil spill. Now THAT’S sizzling! I wonder how many people could be “enticed” to take a stand against climate change if she exchanged that red sash for a “Go Green” one? Hmm…
Entourage may be over, but Adrian Grenier’s fight for the environment is not. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, he has a slew of projects, from his show Alter Eco on Planet Green—which demonstrates how viewers can make simple changes to their lifestyle—to advocating various charities like Global Green and The Best Friends Animal Society. Grenier was also the recipient of the 2008 Blue Sky Award for Environmental Activism. Way to use your powers for good and not evil, Aquaman!
Last—but definitely not least—on our list is blonde bombshell Cameron Diaz. In her documentary Cameron Diaz Saves the World! she goes zipping around the country in a hybrid car in efforts to inspire the masses to ‘ask questions’ about their surroundings rather than simply accepting obliviousness. Promoting engagement with her bubbly and approachable personality is what Cameron does best! She even helped former US Vice President Al Gore form Save Our Selves, which threw the Live Earth concert back in 2007. Talented actress, bombshell, and environmental activist – what more could we ask for?