Celebrities are ALWAYS in the news…and isn’t it great when those stories are about famous movie stars who are using their fame to do good for the world? In the list below, you’ll find six famous celebrities like Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio who work hard to use their star-status to promote environmental awareness, fight climate change, and to fund social projects to help communities.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has long been an advocate for protecting the Earth both personally (watch his riveting UN speech), and through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. DiCaprio’s upcoming documentary ‘Before the Flood’ presents a dramatic account of the changes occurring in the world due to climate change, and will air on October 30 on NatGeo.

 

2. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchette
You may remember her as the lovely elf lady in Lord of the Rings but offscreen, Kate Blanchett is the artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company and is highly involved with The Wharf Theater, where she had one of the world’s largest rainwater collection systems installed.

 

3. Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges is big on activism, especially when it comes to protecting mother nature. As a supporter of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, he is especially raising awareness on the use of disposable plastic materials that are polluting our planet.

 

4. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt
This megastar has met with many politicians to bring national and international attention to economic and green housing policies. For instance, along with Angelina Jolie, he founded the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, devoted to helping rural Cambodians living in poverty through community-development projects. Pitt also founded Make It Right, a nonprofit organization committed to financing and constructing 150 sustainable and affordable homes in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward.

 

5. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
Best known as Elaine from hit shows Veep and Seinfeld, the actress has donated millions of dollars for organizations like Heal the Bay, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Trust for Public Land. In 2011 PSA, she personally urged President Obama to reject the proposal of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

 

6. Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson has made a lot of movies in his career. Now, he is an outspoken, raw-vegan environmentalist who is bringing awareness to how our current system (watch video) is broken, helping people make responsible choices as consumers.

 

Doing Good, Made Easy — You don’t need to be a celebrity, or have a lot of money to help the world. When you join bUnited, you are joining a platform for social change, for free.

 

 

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