When people picture movie stars, they associate them with celebrities sparkling in the spotlight, the focus of the camera on the red carpets and award shows. What most people don’t think of are activists stepping outside their comfort zone to educate and challenge themselves on the role they have to play in helping the planet.
Discover how these high-profile celebrities differ as they exchange the red carpet for the planet.
Since he came to fame in the hit-musical film High School Musical, Zac Efron has become a favorite among many.
In his series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, Efron and his friend Darren travel to different countries. There, they explore how other people from different walks of life are actively making the planet better in terms of cleaner energy and more sustainable practices.
Efron explores cleaner energy sources, such as the use of solar energy. Efron’s aim to clear: in documenting his education, he hopes to educate the public on the little ways everyone can make a difference today.
You can join the movement if you feel inspired by Efron’s movie. As you do, research what these cleaner energy sources require. For example, solar power requires solar panel cleaning, so ensure you know all the processes for maximum efficiency.
In 2014, Shailene Woodley starred in The Fault in Our Stars. However, you can assume a role closer to her heart would be that in Adrift, the true story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft, who was lost at sea.
Woodley is widely recognized as a Green Peace Ocean Ambassador, a role she’s taken to protect the seas. After an expedition with this organization, the largest independently funded NGO, Woodley realized that real change needed to happen in her life.
Now committed to contacting representatives, making people care, and being more conscious about her plastic usage, Woodley encourages you to do the same.
Emma Thompson has been in the business of making movies for decades. She is accoladed as one of the best actors out there, having won two Oscars and been nominated for five. Whether in a Hollywood or British-made movie, Thompson is world-renowned.
She’s also celebrated as a climate activist. Much like Woodley, Thompson has a long-standing relationship with Greenpeace. In 2009, she, and other members of Greenpeace UK, went so far as to buy land to deter the construction of a third runway for Heathrow Airport. However, she’s keen to educate others on how the climate crisis affects women disproportionally to men.
Thompson has now taken two Arctic tours with Greenpeace. If she’s not petitioning, she’s participating in protests or spreading the word about climate justice.
It’s clear Thompson is fighting for real change, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be resting soon.
Celebrities are joining the fight for our planet, helping to educate the public on how even the slightest differences make the world a better place. You don’t have to agree with every word they say to know that real change must occur.