The Guardian: How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world’s top climate change champions

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Leonardo DiCaprio was a climate champion long before the actor wrapped himself in an animal carcass, vomited up raw bison liver, and risked hypothermia for his Oscar-winning role in Revenant. DiCaprio used his acceptance speech for best actor to urge a global audience to reject the “politics of greed”, and support leaders willing to take… Read more »

Rodale Wellness – The Solutions Project: Pure Power

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Think that 100 percent clean energy is impossible? According to activist actor Mark Ruffalo and his colleagues at The Solutions Project, it is possible and becoming more feasible every day. The Solutions Project is about finding real actionable and affordable ways to make clean energy happen for all Americans, one state at a time. Their main… Read more »

FastCo Exist: Leonardo DiCaprio Is Giving Away $15 Million To Environmental Causes

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Leonardo DiCaprio announced that his foundation will be give more than $15 million to fast-track cutting edge sustainability and conservation projects around the world, during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dicaprio, giving an acceptance speech for the Crystal Award, shared his astonishment at seeing ancient glaciers rapidly disappearing while traveling… Read more »

Rolling Stone: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Crusade

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Actor, activist, celebrity, concerned environmentalist and a man willing to brave subzero temperatures and “bear attacks” for his art — Leonardo DiCaprio is all that and more, and Rolling Stone writer Stephen Rodrick spent several days getting to know the movie star for our new cover story (on stands Friday). Tagging along with the 41-year-old DiCaprio… Read more »

El Mundo: La Esperanza de Hope

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La mitad de la electricidad en California vendrá de energías renovables para el 2030 según una ley firmada por el gobernador esta semana. Es un paso más hacia la meta propuesta por The Solutions Project, la ONG abanderada por Leonardo DiCaprio y Mark Ruffalo, y dirigida por Sarah Shanley Hope. Que Sarah Shanley Hope se… Read more »

CNN Money: Leonardo DiCaprio breaks up with Big Oil

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Original story here Leonardo DiCaprio has joined a growing consortium of investors that is breaking ranks with fossil fuels. The movie star tweeted that he joined the ranks of Divest Invest. And he’s not alone. The divestment movement, according to a report from Arabella Advisors, has grown to 2,040 individuals and 436 institutions from 43… Read more »

Inside Philanthropy: Mark Ruffalo’s Clean Energy Outfit is Growing, and Drawing A-List Funders

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By Tate Williams; Original story here Mark Ruffalo picked up a big ally when Leonardo DiCaprio joined his clean energy campaign this summer. But Ruffalo’s the Solutions Project already had quite a list of funders and investors behind it. Oscar-nominated actor and Incredible Hulk Mark Ruffalo has built a name for himself as the rare… Read more »

AP: Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo Campaign for Clean Energy

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By GINA ABDY Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo have teamed up in a bid to widen access to clean energy. The movie stars launched “100%,” a campaign aimed at making energy from renewable sources available to everyone — and making it affordable. DiCaprio has spent much of the last few years toward environmental and animal conservation efforts. At… Read more »

The World Post: Leonardo DiCaprio: Green Tech Can Soon Meet 100% Of Global Energy Needs

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By Leila Connors–Tree Media; Original story here We don’t need fossil fuels anymore. Many would argue that the reason we can’t stop burning fossil fuels and address climate change is that our modern civilization can’t continue without them. The notion that we depend on fossil fuels is a myth; and it’s a myth that must… Read more »

USA TODAY: ‘Largest-ever’ climate-change march rolls through NYC

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By Alia E. Dastagir ; Original story here NEW YORK — More than 300,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on Sunday in what organizers called the largest climate-change demonstration in history. With banners, flags, floats and drums, protesters at the “People’s Climate March” overwhelmed midtown Manhattan in flocks of vivid color, demanding… Read more »