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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