Leonardo De Caprio
Saving the Planet one Jet Flight At A Time.
Being an A-list actor and a notorious playboy is quite an exhausting task. Busy bee Leonardo DiCaprio has parties to attend, models to bed and red carpets to stomp. Another thing Dicaprio is passionate about is the environment, namely saving our planet from global warming, pollution and destruction. His charitable foundation has recently pledged $15 million for various green projects. He even dedicated part of his oscar acceptance speech to the environment: “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
Yet, the “environmentally conscious” actor is notoriously unfriendly to the environment when it comes to his travel arrangements. In just a 5 months period he has travelled over 90,606 miles by private jets the least environmental-friendly method to travel. You see, Dicaprio doesn’t really practice the carbon footprint aware lifestyle that he preaches.
As a matter of fact Dicaprio even took a private jet to New York City for the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball at the Chelsea Piers. There he received an honor by the clean-water advocacy group and Robert De Niro for his work. Wow!