Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Leonardo DiCaprio Offers $20 Million Environment Grants

Leonardo DiCaprio Offers $20 Million Environment Grants

Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation said that the round of grants are coming at a time when there is a dearth of political leadership and the climatic changes are getting worst with devastating storms and heatwaves. Oh, and he revealed that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation will be distributing $20 million in environmental grants to over 100 organizations.

The actor has actively been a part of climate change activism.

These organizations are active in protecting endangered species, forests, and oceans for the future generations.

Popular actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently attended a conference on climate change.

The Oscar victor, who founded his organization in 1998, said the amount would be distributed to more than 100 organizations committed to environmental sustainability.

"Yet with all of this evidence-the independent scientific warnings, and the mounting economic price tag-there is still an astounding level of willful ignorance and inaction from the people who should be doing the most to protect us, and every other living thing on this planet".

The Oscar-winning actor also urged people to immediately shift to renewable energy from fossil fuel and said that the renewable energy will help everyone to live in terms of clean transportation and sustainable agriculture so that a better future can be built.

'We must demand that politicians accept climate science and make bold commitments before it is too late'.

The grants focus on six areas of concern, according to The Hollywood Reporter: Climate change. wildlife and landscape conservation, marine life and ocean conservation, innovative solutions, indigenous rights, and the California program. The president has set out on the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, a global action on greenhouse gas emissions plan signed by 164 countries, and promoted climate change denier Scott Pruitt to head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

"I still believe that the United States has the potential to lead the world on this issue", he said.

"We presented him with a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, while also simultaneously harnessing the economic potential of green jobs", he recounted.

The conference moderator is former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who graduated from the university in 1966. He even mentioned about the withdrawal from the important Paris climate accord by the U.S. President.

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