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The (different) stories of 5 celebrities who are supporting the planet

Environmentalist

Today we hear a lot about fighting climate change. But who exactly are environmentalists and what do they do? Influencers, lawyers, actors, politicians, ordinary people, it doesn't matter. What really matters is the goal: protect the environment and the forms of life that inhabit it. So, let's discover the stories and the initiatives of 5 celebrities who, in different ways, all took part in saving the Earth.

Greta Thunberg

When talking about environmentalists, one cannot fail to mention the young Swedish activist who became famous for her fight against climate change. At only 16 years of age, Greta went on strike alone in front of the Swedish Parliament to demand a reduction of CO2 emissions. The authenticity of her message was strong enough to awaken the conscience of young people, and it became a global environmental movement.

Leonardo DiCaprio

In addition to supporting and promoting many substantial fundraisers to save endangered habitats and species, the Hollywood actor used his visibility to conduct a tireless awareness campaign on many of the battles to protect the environment. In addition, he has produced and directed several documentaries with an ecological-environmental background in order to raise awareness on global warming around the world.

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich is a U.S. activist who became famous for winning what at the time was the largest environmental lawsuit ever brought to court. Erin, who worked in a law firm, sued the Pacific Gas & Electric Company industry, accusing them of contaminating the aquifers of Hinkley, a city in California, for over 30 years. Her story was told in a movie starring Julia Roberts.

Barack Obama

Obama is probably the American President who has done the most for the environment and supported the fight against climate change. A few examples? He expanded several marine reserves and protected natural areas, signed an ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions and endorsed the green economy, recognizing it as a crucial element for the U.S. economy.

Licia Colò

The TV host is among the most famous Italian environmentalists. Licia began discussing issues such as the exploitation of resources, respect for the environment and the protection of endangered species, when these were still basically unknown and did not interest many.

Today we know all about environmental movements and slogans. But what do we actually do? For example, when we are out and about, we can avoid buying bottled water! Instead, we can carry a water bottle with us and fill it up at a public drinking fountain. To find the closest one to you, just take a look at the Waidy WOW map.