Talk about Leonardo DiCaprio being a tree-hugger!
The actor announced Sunday that Earth Alliance, an organization he formed last month with Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth, has formed an emergency Amazon Forest Fund.
In addition to its $5 million pledge, the alliance also was seeking donations to help repair the Brazilian rainforest, which activists call the “lungs of the planet.”
“The Amazon rainforest is on fire, with more than 9,000 wildfires scorching delicate…”
“…irreplaceable landscapes across Brazil this week,” read a statement on the site.
“The destruction of the Amazon rainforest is rapidly releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere…”
“…destroying an ecosystem that absorbs millions of tons of carbon emissions every year and is one of the planet’s best defenses against the climate crisis.”
The alliance is also seeking donations from supporters to help repair the Brazilian rainforest.
Subsequently, Leonardo DiCaprio said the fund will “focus critical resources” for indigenous and local communities working to protect the Amazon against the surge of wildfires.
Also, nearly 40,000 fires have been detected in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The latest outbreak in an overactive fire season that has charred 1,330 square miles of the rainforest this year.
Leo has always been an advocate for saving the planet, do you think he is doing his part well?
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