LEONARDO DI CAPRIO
WE STAND - Leonardo DiCaprio announced himself as one of the world's most high-profile environmental activists with a powerful speech on climate change.
The Wolf of Wall Street actor made the rousing plea at the United Nations Climate Summit, urging leaders to treat the issue as a very real threat.
He is quoted as saying:
Ending his UN speech with a heartfelt plea, the actor urged the delegates present at the meeting to take effective and immediate action against climate change.
THE LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION
The LDF is dedicated to protecting Earth’s last wild places and fostering a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.
Since 1998, the Foundation has been working on pressing environmental and humanitarian issues through grant making, campaigning and media projects. Areas of focus include; wildlife and habitat preservation, healthy oceans, water access, climate change and disaster relief. The Foundation’s strategic approach to philanthropy for a better planet relies upon active collaboration with effective organizations as well as with other funders who share our goals and can magnify our impact.
Providing grants to innovative, results-driven conservation projects, collaborative initiatives, and trusted nonprofits. Recent philanthropic efforts include;
In tandem with LDF’s philanthropic efforts, the foundation uses digital media and Leonardo’s website & social media channels with 10 Million+ followers, to inform and rally the public on specific calls-to-action. LDF also works behind the scenes to encourage collaboration between organizations, other celebrities and decision-makers.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation welcomes inquiries and ideas for potential projects, however does not accept unsolicited proposals. Justin Winters is Executive Director, she has been working at the Foundation since 2006.
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BIKER BOY - Hooking up with Leonardo DiCaprio means bike rides (and lots of them). Leo has been spotted out on rides with all of his girlfriends, including German model Toni Garrn, former girlfriend Gisele Bündchen, and his new love, Kelly Rohrbach. Leo has a pretty obvious background of bike riding with his babes — in addition to being great exercise and eco-friendly transportation, it also seems to be one of the most common (carbon friendly) date ideas for the A-list actor.
JUNE 18 2014 - KERRY LEADS BOLD ACTION TO PROTECT OCEANS
this week Secretary of State John Kerry convened the State Department’s first “Our
Ocean” conference to focus on domestic and international ocean protection issues that took bold action right out of the
The event proved to be more than just talk, as a number of bold announcements were made during the course of the two days.
Leonardo DiCaprio joined the conference to give an impassioned plea for strong actions to protect our oceans and pledged $7 million dollars towards ocean conservation from his foundation.
By the end of the two days over $800 million from government and private sources was committed to conserve ocean resources for future generations. Some might say it was a love fest.
A number of new protected areas were also announced. The Country of Palau announced that they are turning their entire EEZ into a marine protected area with 80% fully protected in a marine reserve and the other areas designated for local and tourism fishing. The Cook Islands and the Bahamas also announced increased marine protected areas.
In all, participants announced commitments for the protection of more than 3 million square kilometers of the ocean – an area about 1/3 the size of the United States.
In his closing remarks, Secretary Kerry outlined an action plan of policy goals and urged those at the conference to help him develop a unified global ocean policy. You can find a summary of the Our Ocean Initiatives here.
In addition, Obama announced a new comprehensive program aimed at deterring illegal fishing, addressing seafood fraud and preventing illegally caught fish from entering the U.S. marketplace. Here's a fact sheet on actions the Obama administration is taking to protect oceans and coasts.
many conference where problems are urgently stated but the solutions
proposed don't seem to match the scale of the challenges, this conference
definitely started off with bold actions and generated a lot of enthusiasm
for more ocean protection around the globe.
TITANIC - Leonardo DiCaprio is doing his part to save the Earth. The actor hit the stage at the State Department in Washington DC on Tuesday, speaking at the "Our Ocean" conference to address environmental issues. Sporting a suit and tie, Leo talked about the importance of protecting the ocean after a video message from President Obama, which announced the president's plans to create the world's largest ocean preserve. Speaking to an audience of experts, scientists, and government officials, Leo said, "What we need is sustained activism and courageous political leadership. We cannot afford to be bystanders in this preapocalyptic scenario." It's a cause that's close to the actor's heart, as his foundation, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, works toward preserving the Earth. During the conference, Leo pledged $7 million from the foundation to support conservation projects over the next two years.
THE GUARDIAN JUNE 16 2014 - OBAMA TO ORDER OCEAN PROTECTIONS
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, says saving the world's oceans was a vital security issue, and has urged leaders at an international summit to take immediate action on
fishing and pollution.
Secretary of State John Kerry
Kerry called on leaders to take immediate steps on overfishing, pollution, and changes in
ocean chemistry caused by rising carbon dioxide emissions.
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John Kerry and Leonardo di Caprio share a passion for healthy oceans
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