Cameron Diaz is one of the most recognisable actresses in the world, but did you know some of these facts relating to her and the environment. It all started when she attended environmental training ran by ex-US Vice President Al Gore.
Cate Blanchett said she was inspired to get into campaigning for the environment by former US president Al Gore and since this she has gone from strength to strength. She is now the ambassador for whoonearthcares.com and a patron for solar aid among many others.
Despite coming from a humble background, Sting has amassed a fortune of around $150 million, but he is not the type of person to sit around and do nothing, in partnership with his wife he started the Rainforest Foundation which is now split into 4 different organisations.
When you think of Pierce Brosnan, you would instantly think of James Bond, but would you associate him with being a dedicated environmentalist? He has been awarded an Environmental Leadership Award from a former Russian Leader and donated the funds he received for the magazine photo shoot to help a school in Tibet build classrooms. Our new series features a different celebrity and their green efforts.
Sir Paul McCartney is best known for his contribution to music, but he goes a long way past that to help with environmental issues. Sir Paul has hosted the PETA's Party of the century gala in honour of his late wife and for others who carried on her work to protect animals, performed on Band Aid and look part in Live Aid to help raise money for Africa, among other things.
Leonardo Di Caprio is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, away from the acting scene he uses his fame to promote worthy causes such as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which was started in 1998 to help protect and restore balance to ecosystems that were under threat. He is also on the board of the WWF and the International Fund for Animal welfare among other things.
Brad Pitt is quite well known for all of his charity work, and he has a fair repertoire of organisations which he has funded. One of the most well known is the organisation him and his then wife set up called the Jolie-Pitt Foundation which helped with displaced Pakistani refugees and this is just one that he supports.
Harrison Ford is passionate about environmental causes, he purchased an 800 acre ranch in Wyoming and then donated almost half to a local land trust. He also is involved with organisations such as Riverkeeper and Come Fly With Me, his dedication has not been ignored and has won awards for his efforts.