START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
2,613,532 people care about Environment & Wildlife

DiCaprio says “This Is Our Moment” for Clean Energy

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.

Read more: , , , , , , , , ,

Photo Courtesy of Istockphoto.com
By Erika Oglesby

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

72 comments

+ add your own
6:12AM PDT on Apr 10, 2010

Way to go Leo :-)

3:28PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

great idea, hopefully we will continue to strive in that direction

3:57PM PST on Feb 12, 2010

that seems like a great idea, thanks!

2:08PM PST on Feb 12, 2010

This is great news. DiCaprio has been using his fame to raise awareness about the pressing issue of global climate change. I wish there were more celebs like him. Props to Leo. Thanks for a great article.

9:21PM PST on Feb 11, 2010

Interesting article; thanks, Erika.

4:50AM PST on Feb 11, 2010

Nice one Leonardo! People reckon u also do the single most planet saving action an individual can do ie u follow the vegan diet! Good on ya!!! Talented and caring xxx

11:08AM PST on Feb 10, 2010

Way to go Leonardo, not just handsome and good actor, HUMANITARIAN WORK!!!! Thanks.

5:43AM PST on Feb 10, 2010

Thanks Leo we need you!

11:46PM PST on Feb 9, 2010

Go Leo !!

2:06PM PST on Feb 7, 2010

LET EVERYONE DO THEIR PART. LETS THANK LEO AND STILL REMEMBER TO DO OUR PART IN THIS AS WELL.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!
ads keep care2 free

more from causes

Animal Welfare

Causes Canada

Causes UK

Children

Civil Rights

Education

Endangered Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Global Development

Global Warming

Health Policy

Human Rights

LGBT rights

Politics

Real Food

Trailblazers For Good

Women's Rights




Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.