Three people putting the protection of the planet before themselves. Three powerful stories from Latin America, the deadliest region for environmental activists.
Leonardo DiCaprio: a life for the life of our Planet. What he has done for the environment
Come nei ruoli che interpreta, anche nella vita ha più e più volti. C’è il grande attore, finalmente premiato con l’Oscar. Quello delle modelle bionde. E quello impegnato per salvare il mondo. Ecco le tappe più belle della sua vita di ambientalista.
Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles on 11 November 1974. He began his career as an actor at a young age, playing parts in ads, TV series and movies. What brought him to success was Titanic in 1997. He then worked with renowned directors, including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.
Now, aged 42, along being a Hollywood star and a success producer, he’s also an environmental activist. Among other things, he bought Blackadore Caye island, off the coast of Belize, to save its mangroves from deforestation; he became part of the boards of directors of many environment organisations, including the World Wildlife Fund, and founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to promote environmental actions, raising for example 40 million dollars during a charity gala in Saint Tropez.
As he declared, the turning points in his life are the movies The Beach in 2000 (directed by Danny Boyle) and Blood Diamond in 2006. The following year he wrote and produced the environmental documentary The 11th Hour. He was one of the first Hollywood stars to drive a Toyota Prius and buy a flat in a sustainable building in New York City. Since 2010, when he donated a million dollars to WWF to help save tigers from extinction and protect their habitat, he stood out for many awareness campaigns on a number of environmental issues.
LifeGate has always extensively covered Leonardo DiCaprio’s actions. Here are his most important and precious steps.
The grants are destined to more than 100 organisations committed to protecting biodiversity, safeguarding indigenous people and combatting climate change.
The US actor and environmental activist has visited the US President-elect in New York. DiCaprio’s aim was to talk about climate change and convince Trump that renewables are worthwhile.
DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood, exposes the role forest destruction plays in driving Indonesia’s pollution.
In occasion of the launch of his documentary Before the Flood, the Hollywood star and former US President met to discuss climate change.
Before the Flood features the most critical and urgent problem facing our world today: climate change.
Paris Agreement signing ceremony, Leonardo DiCaprio gives yet another heart-felt speech on climate change
On 22 April, 175 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement aimed at keeping the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius by 2020. Here’s what Leonardo DiCaprio said.
Actors, scientists, politicians, activists. All driven by a single purpose: the protection of our Planet Earth and environment. Because we just have one planet.
After denouncing the impact of expanding palm oil plantations on local forests and endangered wildlife, the government says Leonardo DiCaprio risks being banned from Indonesia.
Leonardo DiCaprio wins the Oscar (finally) and shines a spotlight on climate change and “those voices drowned out by the politics of greed” in his acceptance speech.
Leonardo DiCaprio never misses a chance to bring real world issues to the (at times) superficial world of mainstream cinema. This time he did it at the Golden Globes.
The Paris conference on climate hosted a number of celebrities. Actors, politicians, activists, the witnesses of the disasters caused by climate change. From American actor Leonardo DiCaprio to the Latin American indigenous woman Diana Rios, from American former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore to the progressive Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau.
The Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia, is one of the world’s richest biodiversity hotspots, but also one of the most threatened places due to deforestation.
Cowspiracy, documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, shows the dramatic impact meat production has on our planet, and how environmental organisations do not address it.
“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” DiCaprio said.
The list of Hollywood stars embracing sustainable lifestyles and adopting renewable energy continues to grow.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace for climate change.
The Hollywood star proves his sensitivity towards the environment once again by producing a movie on the story of a female wolf killed in 2012.
The Amazon became an alternative classroom during the pandemic. Now, the educational forest in Batraja, Bolivia, lives on to teach children and adults the value of nature.
Influential scientist, activist and author Vandana Shiva fights to protect biological and cultural diversity, and against GMOs.
Kimiko Hirata has blocked 13 new coal plants in Japan, but she hasn’t done it alone. The 2021 Goldman Prize winner tells us about her movement.
The Goldman Environmental Prize, the “green Nobel Prize”, is awarded annually to extraordinary activists fighting for the well-being of the planet.
We talk to Shaama Sandooyea, activist and marine biologist from Mauritius onboard Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
Our species took its first steps in a world covered in trees. Today, forests offer us sustenance, shelter, and clean the air that we breathe.
Arrested for supporting farmers. The alarming detention of Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old Indian activist at the fore of the Fridays for Future movement.
Water defender Eugene Simonov’s mission is to protect rivers and their biodiversity along the borders of Russia, China and Mongolia.