Leonardo DiCaprio for the planet

2015-Aug-12   ::   (0 comments)

Leonardo DiCaprio
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One of the most famous actors on the planet uses his influence and money to safe the planet! The actor Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $15m in donations to a host of environmental causes.

The actor’s foundation announced on Tuesday that it has awarded grants to groups including Amazon Watch, Save the Elephants, Tree People and the World Wildlife Fund.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it.” The groups receiving the grants are “working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge,” he said.

The 40-year-old actor has been an active environmentalist throughout his career. He created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, a year after “Titanic” came out, to fund efforts that protect the planet and its endangered species. It now supports such projects in more than 40 countries, including measures to prevent illegal fishing off the coast of Costa Rica.

Go! Mr. DiCaprio!

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