On Earth Day, Celebrities From Leonardo DiCaprio To Rosario Dawson Urge Climate Action
Earth Day 2022 is upon us, and as climate change continues to up global temperatures on a concerning scale, some notable people are using the time to draw attention to worthy causes fighting against impending climate disasters. Climate activist Greta Thunberg said it best in a Twitter post while on her nearly two-hundredth day on a school strike.
“This is not a ‘happy earth day.’ It never has been. #EarthDay has turned into an opportunity for people in power to post their ‘love’ for the planet, while at the same time destroying it at maximum speed,” the Swedish activist wrote.
School strike week 192. This is not a “happy earth day”. It never has been. #EarthDay has turned into an opportunity for people in power to post their “love” for the planet, while at the same time destroying it at maximum speed. #PeopleNotProfit #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/2Lv7sLEKyZ
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) April 22, 2022
So who cares if Jared Leto uploaded a photo hugging a tree? Let’s see which figures are using this day to draw attention to more worthy causes in the fight to cut carbon emissions. Vice President Kamala Harris used an Earth Day post to announce new White House initiatives toward investing in electric buses for schools and other updates.
This Earth Day, we are tackling the climate crisis and advancing environmental justice by making historic investments to electrify school buses, remove lead pipes, and improve air quality. I sat down with the next generation of leaders to hear what Earth Day means to them. pic.twitter.com/FnmtXitUnV
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 22, 2022
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has for a long time been one of Hollywood’s most active in the area of environmental activism, shared a program by the U.N. meant to inspire individual action against the climate crisis. His social media is also exclusively used for other environmental initiatives he is pursuing.
Living more sustainably doesn’t have to be difficult and #EarthDay is a great time to start. The @UN’s #ActNow campaign will help you to easily #InvestInOurPlanet. Learn more here: https://t.co/RBUDLIuFOi
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 22, 2022
Actress Rosario Dawson urged her followers to donate to The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit with the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving natural resources in a variety of different initiatives.
Join me and The Nature Conservancy to take action for a healthier planet. Together, we can create the world we all need: https://t.co/jp0UeEU2lE
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) April 22, 2022