Why Leo’s the Real Winner

You don’t need an Oscar to make an impact. We’d rather see a celebrity who uses their fame for more than box office sales. While the young and ostentatious rake in their millions, Leonardo DiCaprio donates his. In 2013 he contributed $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund to support various efforts protecting the tiger population in Nepal, and another $3 million to Oceana, where the focus is on saving sea life and marine ecosystems. He also advocates and raises money for rainforest protection and worldwide clean water initiatives. But Leo doesn’t just sign checks. When he’s not on set you can find him serving on the panels of Global Green USA, the World Wildlife Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. In the boardroom he’s not the A-list actor most of us [think we] know, but an equal among other environmentalists. The causes he supports are serious, and he treats them as so. Because he knows at the end of the day, after the curtain closes, what’s most important is sustaining the connection between people and nature.

Photo Credit: Vanity Fair

Dedicated to protecting Earth’s last wild places and fostering a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.” – The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Allison Beauregard

Allison is a New York City based writer with a focus on sustainability. Her work demonstrates how it is possible to have the “things” that make us happy without compromising the resources that provide these goods. With this vision, Allison sees a future where environmental degradation is reversed and the quality of human life is equally distributed. She is the Category Editor of The Franklin Report and was among the top 5 contributors for Elephant Journal in October 2014.

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