10 Celebrities Who Are Ocean Warriors
Shark Week may be over but our oceans and their inhabitants are still in danger. Check out some of the celebrities who are working to save them.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio
DiCaprio is n doubt one of the most charitable and environmentally friendly celebrities in the limelight and one of the many passions he has is for protecting the oceans. He recently pledged $7 million to ocean conservation efforts and earlier this year donated $3 million last winter to ocean advocacy non-profit Oceana.
2. January Jones
In 2009 Jones became the spokesperson for Oceana’s campaign to save sharks, which are incredibly threatened by fishing and finning in all oceans. She also campaigned for the Shark Conservation Act in the US.
3. Paul Walker
Recently deceased and incredibly missed action star Walker was known for his charitable efforts, including his campaigning against unsustainable fishing practices and shark finning with The Billfish Foundation. He also helped to stop coral reef destruction in the Mentawais, mainly caused by bomb fishing, and is considered a hero in their community.
4. Jack Johnson
Johnson is a supporter of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, which helps to protect endangered sea turtles and has even donated concert tickets to the cause. He and his wife began the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation which supports education and environmental causes, including teaching children about ocean pollution.
5. Marisa Miller
Actress and model Miller promotes environmentally-friendly lifestyles including reducing plastic bottle waste and sustainable seafood. She is also a spokesperson for the Surfrider Foundation which works to protects oceans and coasts. She even makes her own ocean-safe beauty products.
6. Pierce Brosnan
Brosnan and his family are environmentalists who have fought against environmentally disruptive processes off the coast including drilling for natural gas, salt factories, and deadly sonar use that kills sea creatures. Pierce is on the the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Board of Advisors and is a member of Oceana’s Ocean Council as well. Brosnan is also the narrator of Disney’s Oceans.
7. Amy Smart
Actress Smart is a board member for California’s Heal the Bay, a non-profit environmental organization. She has also made PSAs advocated for marine protected areas and worked with the Plastic Pollution Coalition where he advocates for a ban on plastic bags which end up polluting our land and seas.
8. Jason Mraz
Mraz is involved in numerous ocean-related charities including the Surfrider Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Rob Machado Foundation. He was also interviewed for the book Sea Voices.
9. Ted Danson
Danson is an ocean superstar, sitting on the board of Oceana and founder of the American Oceans Campaign. He also narrated the over-fishing documentary The End of the Line and testified against Arctic drilling.
10. Adrian Grenier
Grenier is a huge advocate for recycling and taking care of our planet’s oceans. He joined Oceana in their quest to prevent Bluefin Tuna extinction. He’s also producing a whale documentary in the future.
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