We should all know the earth is beyond cooked by now.
But, during dark times a hero always steps into the light. The hero that’s looking to take Earth out of the frying pan is Leonardo DiCaprio.
#Regram #RG @time: “Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) stopped by the Yale Climate Conference in New Haven, appearing onstage for a discussion with former Secretary of State John Kerry about climate change. The actor, environmentalist and ‘Before the Flood’ producer drew a substantial crowd of 2,500, making pointed statements about the Trump administration’s stance on and recalling his attempt to sway the then-President-Elect when he visited Trump Tower in December. “We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and truths and modern science that are able to manipulate and risk the entire future of this entire generation,” DiCaprio said. “We are at that turning point right now, and we are going to look back at this point in history, and frankly this administration, and certain people are going to be vilified for not taking action. They really are. And it’s up to this generation, it’s up to all of you to get involved and make a difference.” Video source: Yale University”
We all respect DiCaprio as an actor but did you know he’s the most fire environmental activist?
Homie started the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation back in 1998, at 23 years old, after he made major dollars for his part in Titanic. Leo has been woke for a few decades now.
The DiCaprio foundation supports six causes – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.
Each of the six key causes the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports are intertwined with one another.
The foundation’s wildlife conservation efforts are geared towards protecting critical eco-regions around the world and connecting often isolated islands of habitat to restore threatened wildlife populations.
Like protecting Bengal Tigers in Nepal
The marine life and ocean division drive efforts to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030 through the creation and expansion of marine protected areas.
Leo’s org looks to protect the environment of animals like the vaquita, there are only 30 left
New hope grows as rare #vaquita calf is captured and released. “The successful rescue made conservation history and demonstrates that the goal of Vaquita CPR is feasible,” said Environment Secretary Rafael Pacchiano. “No one has ever captured and cared for a vaquita porpoise, even for a brief period of time. This is an exciting moment and as a result, I am confident we can indeed save the #vaquitas from #extinction.” Copy and paste this link to read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vaquita-porpoise-calf-captured-released-mexico-endangered-species/ Photo credit: Jonas Teilmann – AARHUS
Climate change is no joke and the foundation focuses on tackling the climate crisis by promoting the best climate solutions, including a transition to 100% renewable energy.
Leo’s org supports Britain’s push for a coal-less society
Indigenous peoples are threatened daily. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation funds indigenous-led programs to map and monitor native territories, defend land rights, develop sustainable livelihoods, and promote public advocacy efforts.
“When these communities’ rights are more secure, rates of deforestation are lower – and carbon storage and biodiversity are higher.”
California was on fire for most of the summer.
The state also has a lot of wildlife, like the mountain lion, that is at risk of extinction. We also know that water there is scarce, so Leo’s foundation created a division geared towards preserving the Golden State.
The California program supports local efforts in Los Angeles and across the State of California to make a transition to fully sustainable food, energy, and infrastructure systems possible.
Like the logging industry threatening the California’s majestic Sequoia trees
As the Trump administration continues to roll back protections on public lands, the #California Giant #sequoia trees may be next on the chopping block. LDF stands with our grantee Sequoia ForestKeeper working to protect these majestic trees and our #nationalmonuments from #logging . Photo: Creative Commons, Tatianamia, 2015
The idea of protecting the environment is good but making a permanent transition from fossil fuels to innovative greenfrastructure is even better. Leo’s org has a program directed to just that.
The innovative solution division is focused on bringing conservation and grassroots environmentalism into the 21st century through cutting-edge media and the latest in technological innovation.
Get with the times – clean energy will overtake fossilfuels by 2020.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has done a good job of letting people know that there isn’t a planet B. Leo’s org is dedicated to finding many solutions to this global crisis. So far the organization has raised $80 million to date.
Sheesh, that’s a lot of bread, about $4 million a year since the foundation’s start. I mean, I can’t imagine anyone saying ‘no’ to Leo when he asks for a donation because he’s really about this environmental conservation life.
Peep the disappointment in the face, Leo’s not stopping at $80 million.
The threat is real and the foundation calls for a sense of urgency,
“Since 1970, we have lost one-third of the world’s wildlands, and in that time 50% of all vertebrate land animals have vanished. One-third of the world’s coral reefs, the “nurseries” of the ocean, have died and another third are expected to perish by 2030. Climate change is only adding fuel to the fire, with rapidly increasing global temperatures wreaking havoc on the delicate balance that has allowed life to flourish since the end of the last ice age. The situation in which we find ourselves is not just tragic for the thousands of species that will never again roam the Earth but could threaten the very existence of our own species, homo sapiens.”
Do something worth remembering today. You might change somebody’s life. Shit, if not for the environment do it for Leo. Today is his 43rd birthday.
Happy Birthday, Leo, keep crushing it.