Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is more than just Jack TitanicEven if it was a film that the whole world knows through it. Leo is that good as an actor, he is an equally passionate philanthropist who has done many good things to conserve the environment. In fact, he is also called ‘one of the world’s top climate change champions’ if some reports are to be believed. Leo also has an organization – the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation that supports more than 50 causes that affect the world and human life in general. World Environment Day 2020: From Leonardo DiCaprio to Mark Ruffalo, Celebs Who Help Mother Nature Healing! (view Post).
The foundation was established in 1998, whose main mission was to protect the world’s last wild places. The main objective of LDF is to ensure that threatened ecosystems are protected and that the Earth is well maintained. The main areas of focus of the LDF are Wildlands Conservation, Conservation of Oceans, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions. Leonardo’s sense of philanthropy is not limited to his foundation alone. The actor promotes his initiative on his social media and website to inspire his fans and followers to do their work for the conservation of the planet. In fact, his 47 million followers on Instagram say that all Leo talks about his personal life is how the environment should be protected. Leo’s IG page is filled with evidence of environmental issues and awareness, not just from the photo of the actor’s 1 personal photoshoot. According to their foundation page, their foundation’s reach has grown from 500,000 followers to 50 million in 2007. Leonardo DiCaprio described how the Himalayan range appears due to less air pollution from Punjab (see post).
Check out Leo’s speech at the United Nations below:
For his work, Leonardo DiCaprio was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate Change And was awarded the Clinton Global Citizen Award in 2014. In fact, Leonardo, who has been vocal about his work for the environment, said in his acceptance speech at the 88th Academy Awards,
Climate change is real, it is happening right now. This is the most urgent threat to our entire species, and we need to work collectively and prevent inheritance. We need to support leaders around the world who speak not for major polluters, but for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the Arabs and the less deprived who will be most affected by it. . . For the children of our children, and for those whose voices have fallen out of the politics of greed.
In fact, Leonardo also serves as a board member for several other organizations that work on the International Beaches for Environmental Protection, such as Animal Welfare, Natural Resources Defense Council, World Wildlife Fund, Oceans 5 and National Geographic’s pristine beaches We do.
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