DiCaprio says “This Is Our Moment” for Clean Energy
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is telling America that “This Is Our Moment” and perhaps people should listen–he is “King of the World,” after all.
In what Rolling Stone has dubbed “the best PSA ever,” DiCaprio is joined by other stars (Jason Bateman, Forest Whitaker, Edward Norton, Felicity Huffman, Justin Long, Emmy Rossum and Chace Crawford) who share his convictions about climate change and clean energy.
DiCaprio and company are behind an initiative to urge the Senate to pass the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Originally introduced in Sept. 2009 by Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer, President Obama emphasized the importance of this piece of legislation during last week’s State of the Union Address. The President stated that “[his] administration is deeply committed to passing a bill that creates new American jobs and the clean energy incentives that foster innovation.”
The future of America’s role in securing clean energy technology is a hot debate in both Hollywood and Washington. Just watch Justin Long as he takes off his pants in his PSA, due to what he says is the rising heat from global warming.
A more energy efficient America is not just up to celebrities and politicians, however. People are taking action in several different ways to support clean energy, including opposing the “Dirty Air Act” proposed by Senator Murkowski and finding simple ways to make their lives greener.
Tell us what you think about the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act and what you’re doing to support greener living.
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By Erika Oglesby