Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $100m to Climate Change Fight
Leonardo DiCaprio is emerging as the next Sir Dave Attenborough as he takes up the global fight to save this doomed planet. The award winning actor’s charitable foundation has successfully raised $100 million to donate to climate change fight. But this is not the first time that he donating to climate change awareness. Previously, his entire foundation which came into existence in 1998 was based on this objective. And it has successfully surpassed the landmark figure. Apart from supporting 200 environmental projects, Leonardo even made a documentary film focusing on this great issue. And now that the foundation has been operating for 20 years, they have contributed a total of $100m to climate change. At the recent anniversary event of the foundation, Leonardo announced some new donation plans for certain projects.
LDF Celebrates A Total of $100m Donations To Environmental Projects
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which was formed 20 years ago has successfully raised $100m as donation to protect the environment. A statement from the award-winning actor on the website reads that,
When I founded LDF 20 years ago, I did so based on the simple idea that we could make a real difference by directly funding some of the most effective environmental projects.
Now that LDF is celebrating 20 years of existence, a star-studded event was organized. The founder- Leonardo himself claimed that he was proud of having this model work for these 20 years. Apparently, since 1998, LDF has supported 200 projects on every continent and ocean. From habitat to species conservation, renewable energy, climate change, indigenous rights, they have done it all.
At the anniversary event, Leonardo announced that they were adding $11 million in new grants to their six major programs. And that includes Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions. This brought the total figure of their contributions to almost $100 million.
Apart from his foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio has also made other efforts to increase awareness about climate change. In 2016, he produced and starred in a documentary titled Before The Flood which focused on environmental issues.
It’s time that celebrities realize that increasing awareness about climate change is the need of the hour. And contributing in whatever manner they can is what we really need!