Many of us have been a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio since he performed in Titanic, he is not only flamboyant on-screen performances he has also allured everybody by his contribution towards environmental causes by funding at least$100 million to Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which capitalize for the preservation of endangered flora, fauna, and climate change research.
In 2014 the actor dragged the attention towards climate change on the Oscar stage when he was awarded for his wonderful performance in the movie “The Revenant” this speech was viewed by 34 million people. In the same year, he was honored as a UN representative for climate change. He is one of those responsible celebrities who have used their stardom to inspire other people towards environmental issues.
His foundation has undertaken for $5 million for Amazon forest fires, he also mentioned the media’s lack of attention towards Amazon forest fires. The actor posted a picture of the Amazon rainforest fire, with the caption: “Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rainforest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?”
India’s Cauvery River has depleted around 40% in the last 65-70 years which also depleted its basin tree cover up to 85%. The actor shed light on this issue on the international platform, he wrote on his FB post “India’s rivers are severely endangered with many of its smaller rivers vanishing. Join Sadhguru and the Isha Foundation in their fight to preserve the Cauvery River.”
He was also concerned about the water crisis of Chennai in June 2019 which he mentioned on his Instagram account. “Only rain can save Chennai from this situation.” A well completely empty, and a city without water. Similarly, he has shown concern about many environmental issues. This brings inspiration to other million people for the restoration of the environment.