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Top 5 Celebrity Activists Of 2012

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4.  Edward Norton headed up a group of Hollywood stars last June when he advocated for the creation of an Arctic reserve and the protection of animal and plant species.

Along with Norton, Robert Redford, Penelope Cruz, Paul McCartney and many others signed Greenpeace’s petition for the creation of a global sanctuary around the North Pole, with a ban on offshore oil drilling and an end to unsustainable fishing.

Norton, the United Nations goodwill ambassador for biodiversity, appeared at a news conference at the U.N.’s Rio+20 earth summit to raise awareness of the fight to preserve the earth’s rich variety of species, explaining that it was his role as goodwill ambassador to highlight how our survival as humans is linked to that of all the other animals and plants.

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8:09AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Kudos and big hugs to these celebrities who make a differance by Advocating. i did not know about Danson or Norton. thnx for posting

4:11AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

I had *okay, still kinda do* a huge celebri-crush on Edward Norton.

8:25AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

thanks

6:40AM PST on Jan 8, 2013

I Think Celebrity Advocates may have more time and available funds .... Which is Wonderful :-) Everybody doing their own Shares are Wonderful too !! Thanx :-)

6:49PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Tks.

5:33AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

11:57PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

I think its great that celebrities are getting more involved in these areas, especially animal rights & ecology. However, I must correct the post from Annmari L. here below me. Lady gaga wears fur & posed for a photo of herself in a dress made of solid MEAT !!! It was disgusting !!! :(
I shared this article on FB.

12:16PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Lady Gaga is another celeb helping out. Not so much in enviromental issues but in civil rights ones. Just as important. And George Clooney et.al. in Sudan. Thanks for posting all these names. There were some I didn't know where that involved, like Ted Danson. I believe well-known people can do a lot to change the world and there are several that do their best to use their celeb status to make a difference. Thanks to you all!

5:03PM PST on Dec 28, 2012

Thanks for posting

6:49AM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Thanks....

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