This week's Favourite Green Person is the talented two-time Oscar nominee Ed Norton, who is known for his roles in movies such as Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk, and The Illusionist.
Not only is he gorgeous and born on the same day as I am, but Edward Norton is also an amazing environmental and social activist, and that is why I absolutely adore and appreciate him. I love celebrities that use their star status and fortune to promote and advocate certain issues, which in Edward Norton's case is preserving the environment.
Despite having a busy career as an actor and filmmaker, his achievements and contributions to the environment are never ending. Throughout the years, Norton has raised over $750,000 for the Massai Wilderness Conservation Trust, which promotes wildlife conservation in the African region. He has also created the 'Solar Neighbors Program' alongside BP Solar to help provide solar panels to low income families.
Check out this video below, where Norton warns against the hazards of plastic bags:
In July of this year, Edward Norton was designated by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, as UN Goodwill Ambassador for biodiversity.
Ban Ki-Moon justified his decision by explaining that,"Edward Norton has brought global star power to global issues. His efforts to preserve biodiversity and promote ecosystem integrity in East Africa have been truly impressive."
Norton hopes that his new role inspires young people to adopt the challenge of environmental protection. "Environmental conservation, climate change, biodiversity are very much the issues that will define my generation", Norton explained.
Please check out his website for more info on his projects and achievements: http://www.crowdrise.com/edwardnorton
Another reason to love him? Well I absolutely love Norton's choice of characters. He is known to play characters who have duel personalities, or ones who are troubled but intelligent. What a genius ♥
Wish more celebrities were like Edward Norton; the world needs more individuals like him. A hero indeed!
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