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Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Create New Environmental Alliance
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=51106"><span class="small">Mark Kennedy, Associated Press</span></a>   
Friday, 05 July 2019 13:20

Kennedy writes: "Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environmental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity."

Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of 'Ice on Fire' in Los Angeles. (photo: Jordan Strauss/AP)
Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of 'Ice on Fire' in Los Angeles. (photo: Jordan Strauss/AP)


Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Create New Environmental Alliance

By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

05 July 19

 

eonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environmental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

The new organization, Earth Alliance, “will work globally to protect ecosystems and wildlife, ensure climate justice, support renewable energy and secure indigenous rights to the benefit of all life on Earth,” according to a statement.

Earth Alliance said Tuesday it will provide grants, educational opportunities and fund campaigns and films, as well as work with grassroots organizations and individuals in places most affected by biodiversity loss and climate change.

In the statement, DiCaprio called Earth Alliance a “new larger, nimble platform that shares resources and expertise while identifying the best programs to drive real change around the planet.”

DiCaprio has long championed environmentalism, with his eco-focused Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation giving out $100 million in grants for everything from lion recovery and mangrove restoration to the defense of indigenous rights and better access to affordable solar energy. His foundation will be folded into Earth Alliance.

Brian Sheth, the co-founder and president of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, is the board chair of Global Wildlife Conservation and founded The Sheth Sangreal Foundation with his wife to support environmental and educational initiatives. The Sheth Sangreal Foundation will fund operational and administrative costs of Earth Alliance.

Powell Jobs, widow of former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, is a philanthropist and entrepreneur and president of the Emerson Collective, a social impact organization.

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+2 # tedrey 2019-07-05 23:32
Bless them. (But keep doing our own bit also.)
 
 
+2 # DongiC 2019-07-06 04:06
Wonderful idea. We need everyone - rich and poor and middle classes - aboard the environmental train. There is still hope but we must work together, bridging our political differences and ignoring our comatose president.
 
 
0 # Robbee 2019-07-06 09:34
Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Create New Environmental Alliance
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
05 July 19

- these "c l i m a t e - t e r r o r i s t s"

just made dickhead's "e n e m i e s - o f - t h e - p u b l i c" list!
 
 
+1 # Farafalla 2019-07-06 13:28
I am sure that Leonardo and other billionaires like Powell Jobs are good people with the right priorities who are using part of their wealth to support important climate and biodiversity goals on the planet. But, if we have to depend on the largesse of billionaires to attack the climate crisis, then all is lost.

We need to tax billionaires out of existence and transfer their assets to fund the Green New Deal that will go a lot further than Mrs. Jobs “collective” which is pretty rich in name since collectives are usually worker owned enterprises built around cooperation and self governing. I don’t think Apple fits that very well.