Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Harrison Ford has been a supporter of Conservation International since 1991 (well before his most recent Indiana Jones film), a firm that provides funding for scientists in over 30 countries to help fight ecological issues plaguing the area. Since its start, Conservation International has helped donate over $100 million to those scientists that deal with tropical wilderness and marine areas. Ford has helped lead the charge by donating tons of money, time and land to these causes. Also, despite the fact he has never won an Oscar, he has received a multitude of awards (some even coming from our own U.S. House of Representatives) for his ecological efforts!

 

I feel like this type of involvement in international communications and issues is particularly useful. Raising support so that local scientists can perform the work themselves is great — its when celebrities don’t help solve the issue with the locals but rather impede or simply delay its negative effects that we have a problem. Celebrity support displayed in the media should always be about self efficacy for the nation or community they are helping.  Ford’s interest abroad and the awareness he has helped bring to the topic truly make the man who has done so much internationally in his acting career (Indiana Jones, again haha) a special celebrity.

There is not much left to say that this video hasn’t said for me. The cast of the Twilight saga: Peter Facinelli, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Chaske Spencer, Tinsel Korey, Rachelle Lefevre, Edi Gathegi, Michael Welch, Justin Chon, Christian Serratos, and author Stephenie Meyer are all taking action to make the world a better place. What I find most interesting about all that the cast is doing is that their actions aren’t hugely publicized.

I, for one, am a major Twilight fan and I hadn’t heard about majority of the charities and causes that these celebrities take part in. That is not to say that these charities aren’t mainstream organizations, because they are. My point here is that it seems to me that the cast of Twilight genuinely cares. They are helping others without the need to put the spotlight all over what they are doing so that the world knows how amazing they are. I truly respect them for that.  I also found it very impressive that so many cast members took part in charities or non-profit organizations. Stephenie Meyer even started her own organization. Sure, you usually find that a few members of a major motion picture have charities that they have been helping for a while, but in this case, pretty much the ENTIRE cast of Twilight has picked up one cause or another. What’s more, all the causes are different! This video definitely threw me for a loop. Props to you Twilight cast. I commend you.