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Environmental Action Hero: Steven Seagal

Environmental Action Hero: Steven Seagal
​ "All the money being made on the demise of Mother Earth will not bring it back, and you cannot eat money," says Steven Seagal – actor, director, screenwriter, martial arts expert, recorded musician, Buddhist, Zen teacher and healer, and now a renowned philanthropist and environmentalist. ​ Steven's message to GoGreen Portals is a stark reminder t...
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Meet Daryl Hannah – The Green Bombshell

Meet Daryl Hannah – The Green Bombshell
Many leading environmentalists are celebrated for their nature-saving heroics, but rare is the conservationist who has not only stood up for endangered species but has actually been one – if only on celluloid. American actress Daryl Hannah , a well-known environmental activist, was once just that. In the now-classic 1984 romantic comedy Splash , Ha...
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Can DiCaprio Save This Sinking Ship?

Can DiCaprio Save This Sinking Ship?
In the 1997 Hollywood blockbuster Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio famously played a plucky prole who, through daredevil heroics and sheer grit, saves a damsel in distress called Rose from certain death on a sinking ocean liner. It was an ill-omened iceberg that undid the ship and the hopes of the male protagonist, Jack, who winds up – spoiler alert! – dying of hypothermia in the gelid waters of the Atlantic ocean. Off screen, however, the Tinseltown superstar has nothing against ice: in fact, he seeks to save as much of it as he can.

As global temperatures are rising and polar ice caps are shrinking as a result of climate change, the American actor is dedicated to lending Leonardo DiCaprio established his foundation with the mission of protecting the world’s last wild places.his star power to the cause of environmentalism. “Global warming is not only the number 1 environmental challenge we face today but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity,” DiCaprio explained recently. “We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.” And raise awareness he has done with unrelenting zeal.

In The 11th Hour, a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary that DiCaprio produced and narrated, the actor cum green activist examines the dire state of the globe’s ecosystems and offers practical solutions for restoring them through insights from a stellar lineup of environmental scientists, oceanographers, economists, environmentalists and conservationists. On the side, he has also produced several web-based media projects on some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time, including the short documentaries Global Warming and Water Planet.

Hollywood stars are notoriously fickle in their humanitarian endeavors: here today for a cause, gone from it tomorrow. For DiCaprio, however, environmental activism has not been just a passing fad. If anything, it often seems as if he deems environmental activism more important than his acting career. Even his personal website (www.leonardodicaprio.com) is dominated by details of his latest green projects, which are featured alongside details of his latest celluloid adventures.

DiCaprio was just 24 and at the height of his newfound global superstardom when in 1998 he set up an eponymous foundation with the aim of supporting initiatives dedicated to hands-on conservationism for the sake of a brighter future for the planet. A passionate animal lover from an early age, DiCaprio realized he could use his fame for the benefit of environmental causes closest to his heart. He hasn’t looked back. Throughout the 17 years since, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has supported a variety of green projects with myriad of goals: tackling climate change; conserving oceans and wildlands; preserving biodiversity.

“We’ve decimated our forests, wildlands, polluted and over-fished our rivers and oceans; all the key ecosystems that not only serve as a home to our planet’s biodiversity, but also make life here for us possible,” DiCaprio says. “”DFs efforts,” he adds, involve “protect[ing] key species like the tiger, rhino, shark, and mountain gorilla by working with governments to conserve the jungles, coral reefs and forests they call home. By focusing on protecting these critically-endangered iconic species is almost like setting up a worldwide network of Noah’s arks.”

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