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Leonardo DiCaprio might have earned his fame for his stunning performances in movies, but in recent years, this starlet has been getting attention for another, perhaps much more noteworthy reason: his commitment to the environment.

From speaking at the UN about the looming threats of climate change to donating millions to protect endangered elephants and the oceans, DiCaprio has made preserving the planet’s natural resources an utmost priority. Demonstrating his undying commitment to these causes, DiCaprio recently announced his plans to donate the sum of $15 million in grants to over 30 environmental organizations.

At a time where there is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than ever in human history, and the rates of species extinction and habitat destruction are raging, DiCaprio’s swift action is incredibly needed. Conservation International, WWF, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Amazon Watch are a few of the organizations that will receive grants from the DiCaprio Foundation with the express purpose of using the funds to innovate conservation projects across the globe.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” DiCaprio said of his recent donation. “We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it.”

No one person or organization can work alone to solve the current environmental crisis, it requires many different perspectives, skills and specialties to even begin to undo all the damage that has been done. But there is still hope. We cannot thank Leonardo DiCaprio enough for continuing to raise awareness for the sake of the planet and all its inhabitants, but it is important to remember that we all have the power to make a difference as well.

By learning how our personal consumption habits impact the environment and animals, we can all take strides to reduce our personal impact through simple food choices. When we combine small actions like these with the large actions of organizations, we can create a truly sustainable future.

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0 comments on “Leonardo DiCaprio Does it Again! Actor Donates $15 Million to Environmental Organizations”

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Brigham Anderson
3 Years Ago

What an awesome dude. Thanks brother!


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Norma Villarreal
3 Years Ago

THANK YOU LEONARDO!!!! I JUST WISH THAT MORE ACTORS THAT MAKE SO MUCH MONEY WOULD HELP AMERICAN. THERE IS SO MUCH MORE OUT THERE NEEDING MONEY SUCH AS ANIMAL ABUSE, CHILD ABUSE, DRUG ADDICTS, DISEASES, ETC ETC ETC ETC


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Karin Nelson
3 Years Ago

Thank you for doing so much good. You are a wonderful example of doing the right thing!!


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Elsje Parsons Massyn
3 Years Ago

Thank you Leonardo DiCaprio for using your wealth to do good to the earth and its inhabitants.


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Aileen M Swift
3 Years Ago

and thank you, Leonardo DiCaprio, for your generosity. (( <3 ))


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Aileen M Swift
3 Years Ago

Could we possibly see a list of the organizations he is donating this money to? I want to see that this money is used to further the development of the kind that actually supports the natural world in order we move towards returning her to her health without our believing we actually can balance all in the ability of industry and corporate greed to continue to exploit the earth and her resources out of greed for profit, leaving all dead in it\'s wake. The earth as mother earth is not a resource to exploit, to rape, pillage, and burn, she is the source of all life. We need to return to her what allows her to sustain all life. We need to be more creative about our job creativity in such a way we do not gouge, rape, pillage, burn, sell off her pieces we have come into the habit of perpetually lobbing off from her with no reciprocity.


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Daria Viardo
17 Jul 2015

You can find the list of these organisations on the official website of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation ;) http://leonardodicaprio.com/leonardo-dicaprio-foundation-grants-15-million-to-global-conservation-efforts/
However, I\'ll put it down below for you)
The full list of organizations benefitting from these grants:

Amazon Watch
Biomimicry Institute
Bioneers
California Wolf Center: Pacific Wolf Coalition
ClearWater
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Conservation International
Dark Snow
Digital Democracy
Earth Echo International
Empowered by Light
International Fund for Animal Welfare
National Geographic: Pristine Seas
Natural Resources Defense Council
Oceans 5
Save The Elephants
SavingSpecies
Tetiaroa Society
The Conservation Land Trust
The Solutions Project
Tony Fitzjohn/George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust
Tree People
Virunga Fund
WaterKeeper
Wildlife Conservation Network
Wildlife Conservation Society
World Wildlife Fund



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