We want to inspire every home in America to be carbon neutral. Each of us can help spread the word by raising the issue of climate change with friends and family, but we are also grateful for some of the bigger voices speaking out on behalf of our planet. Who are these climate conscious celebs and what are they doing to help protect our planet? Let’s take a look at a few of the most powerful performers that are speaking up.
Despite the icy conditions and frozen waters leading to his character’s ultimate demise in the movie The Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio has been an advocate of climate resiliency for over 20 years.
He started his foundation, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, in 1998 dedicated to the protection and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. The foundation focuses on supporting projects “that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.”
The foundation has awarded over $80 million in grants to fund over 200+ high-impact projects in 50 countries across five of the seven continents and all five oceans.
Beyond his foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio has been vocal in other public forums. He narrated and produced a documentary on the state of the global environment and consistently delivers speeches, and shares climate change awareness posts. He often focuses his support on the likes of other supporters like Greta Thunberg or causes like forestry conservation to his over 47 million followers.
Hulk is not just green in character, Mark Ruffalo, the actor that plays Hulk in the Avengers series, is also an advocate for protecting the environment and climate change awareness.
Mark Ruffalo co-founded The Solutions Project to champion 100% renewable energy for 100% of the people. The organization focused on raising awareness and connecting science, culture, and business. Today it focuses on those most impacted by climate change, underserved communities.
Through their grantee partners that work to make sure every commitment is rooted in equity, they have 100% renewable energy commitments from 160 cities, over ten counties, eight states and 242 companies.
Mark Ruffalo also takes to his instagram, not only to share with his 19 million followers adoring photos of his cat, but to continue to raise awareness for climate change and support the mission of The Solutions Project.
“Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can’t. It isn’t in my blood!” Although Shawn Mendes, a multi platinum award winning recording artist, wasn’t singing about climate change in his hit “In My Blood,” the message should be heard for all of us to continue to support our planet and combat climate change.
Shawn Mendes launched The Shawn Mendes Foundation focused on a number of different youth related causes, including children’s healthcare, youth empowerment, sustainability, education, anti-bullying, human rights, and mental health, and looks to Inspire and Empower his fans to Act and bring change.
The foundation focuses on sustainability through a partnership with Reverb, an environmental non-profit, that aims to educate and engage musicians and their fans to promote environmental sustainability while on tour.
Shawn believes that this generation has the power to change the future wellbeing of the planet and continues to share this message by raising awareness to his 58 million Instagram followers and his concert goers.
The List Goes On…
There are many celebrities today that are inspiring their fans and followers to do what they can to support sustainability and combat climate change. We only highlighted a few above, but others including Taylor Swift, Adam Levine, Ian Somerhalder, Billie Eilish, Ellen DeGeneres, Shailene Woodley, Gisele Bündchen, Chris Hemsworth, Ellie Goulding, Reese Witherspoon, John Legend, Ansel Elgort, Lenny Kravitz, and Malala.