Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation is holding its third environmental July 20 gala in France to raise money for environmental awareness efforts, global warming research and conservation efforts.
DiCaprio’s organization, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation — which has a stated goal of protecting “the world’s last wild places” — raised $40 million during last year’s gala, and has donated more than $45 million dollars since its inception in 1998, according to the Daily Mail.
“We’ve decimated our forests, wildlands, polluted and over fished our rivers and oceans; all the key ecosystems that not only serve as a home to our planet’s biodiversity, but also make life here for us possible.” DiCaprio said at last years event, “I’m incredibly proud to be part of a night that will allow us to do so much to protect the planet.”
This isn’t unusual for DiCaprio, in May the Oscar winning actor took his private jet on an 8,000 mile round trip from France to NY and back to receive an environmental award, for which he received plenty of flack.
Radar Online, using leaked emails from the Sony hack of 2014, found that DiCaprio actually took his private jet on six trips between April and May of 2014, totaling more than $200,000 dollars and who knows how much CO2 was introduced into the atmosphere.
DiCaprio is far from alone in espousing climate activism yet living differently. President Obama just made a global warming pitch at Yosemite National Park with a motorcade 40 deep, as reported by The Daily Caller; Al Gore’s electric bill that equaled some people’s yearly salary; and a 2014 U.K. study published by The Telegraph found that “People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not.”
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