The list of green celebrities will be larger than ever in 2013. Hundreds of celebrities will sign up to support environmental causes. The list of environmental events and organizations will be longer than ever, too. This is good business because fans expect the brightest stars to give something back to environmental and charitable causes.
Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett have done a lot more than talk about the environment in 2012 and 2013. These superstars have produced films with environmental messages, set up their own foundations or left behind real and lasting improvements to their communities.
A Jan. 10 article in the Press Republican was kind when reviewing Matt Damon's latest cautionary tale about fracking. Damon and John Krasinski from "The Office" teamed up to write and star in “Promised Land”. Gus Van Sant directed and Francis McDormand plays a role.
Leonardo DiCaprio has his own foundation with a goal of "Supporting efforts to secure a sustainable future for our planet and all of its inhabitants." The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports a wide range of causes from wildlife conservation to global sustainability.
Cate Blanchett will star as Galadriel in "The Hobbit : The Unexpected Journey" this year, but she is also a major player in green housing and public facility concepts. She participated in a project to install solar panels on the roof of the Sydney Theater building. Blanchett also completed extensive upgrades at her own home. The new solar array will produce up to 70 percent of the theater's power supply, according to a Dec.17 CaliFinder article.
There is much more to come this year as celebrities support a wide array of environmental causes. Celebrity support may not be obvious as many celebrities lend their names and support to major environmental organizations while they focus on other charitable causes as their primary interests. This year, it will be easy to match the celebrities with their primary and other charitable causes by visiting the Look to the Stars website.