Take a look at the celebrities that use their wealth for green causes

Take a look at the celebrities that use their wealth for green causes

Some celebrities decided to use their wealth to save the planet and its environment. In this article, you will discover all the details about them!

Some celebrities decided to use their wealth to save the planet and its environment. In this article, you will discover all the details about them!

These superstars have gained a significant amount of money, but rather than just enjoying their luxurious lifestyles, they decided to take a stand and use their wealth to make a difference: save the environment. 

First of all, of course, we have Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio has been fighting against the climate crisis for a long time. When he was only 23, he founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with the goal of addressing the biggest environmental concerns facing the planet. Since then, the LDF has awarded over $80 million in grants to more than 200 environmentalist projects.

Leonardo DiCaprio has been fighting against the climate crisis for a long time.

The beloved actor turned executive producer for several documentaries about the environment and protecting animals, including Cowspiracy, Before the Flood, and Sea of Shadows.

Secondly, Prince William isn't the only royal to be working to combat the climate crisis – but he is the only one partnered with David Attenborough to do it. The two have joined forces in order to create what they have dubbed, a "Nobel Prize for Environmentalism" – the Earthshot Prize.

Also, Matt Damon teamed up with Gary White, one of the world's leading experts on safe water and sanitation, in order to found Water.org. This nonprofit helps families struggling with poverty to get microloans, so that they can have running water in their homes, or have filtration systems. At first, the demand was higher than the amount of available capital – but Damon put his own money on the line to help.

What is more, Mark Ruffalo became an environmental activist about ten years ago, when his beloved farm in upstate New York was threatened by fracking (a means of drilling down into the earth and injecting high-pressure liquid in order to release gas inside, which is controversial due to groundwater contamination and concerns around earth tremors.) Since then, Ruffalo has used his fame to raise awareness for all kinds of environmental issues – including fracking.

Mark Ruffalo became an environmental activist about ten years ago

Finally, Jaden and his father Will Smith are the co-founders of an eco-friendly bottled water company called Just. Its mission? Reducing the use of plastics and carbon dioxide emissions globally. The company's packaging is almost entirely renewable, and the bottles themselves are made from sugarcane instead of plastic.

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