Many socially conscious celebrities are joining the fight against climate change, driving awareness in documentaries, promoting renewable energy solutions and encouraging their fans to get involved. We are grateful for the contributions of public figures who work with us to help the planet.
The founder of Home Energy Club and Get Green Energy, and publisher of content on the sites, Frank Eakin, has a successful history in energy, publishing and entertainment, and has worked on projects with many entertainment and sports stars. Eakin uses his energy platforms to help initiate mass adoption of green energy to combat CO2 emissions, and to encourage Texas consumers to reduce their personal carbon output. Eakin’s working with oil companies in digital marketing to help them transition to renewable energy.
Below is a list of six influential celebrities who deserve a tribute for the part they play in protecting Earth for future generations.
Brad Pitt is a cause-driven actor and producer who invests his time and money in environmental projects. In 2007, he founded the Make It Right Foundation to assist in the environmentally-friendly rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in American history. The storm’s intensity was attributed to climate change and Pitt invested heavily in renewable solar energy. He is a longtime supporter of green energy initiatives.
Frank’s movie tie-in production company worked with Pitt’s production company, Plan B, on another important cause-related project. It was the movie, “12 Years a Slave”, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and was based on the book that was the lifetime project of Dr. Sue Eakin, Frank’s mother.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr., is an iconic African-American actor in film and television. Gossett won an Academy Award for his role in “Officer and a Gentleman”, and an Emmy for his role in the historic blockbuster TV mini-series, “Roots”. In 2020, he had a leading role in the HBO hit series, “Watchmen”.
For Gossett, the ancient Jewish concept of “Tikkun Olan”, or repairing the world, is important in his decision making. “I am a human being and I care about all my other human beings,” he says. “We need to save our planet. If we don’t do something soon, millions of species will be lost. The time is now.”
In 2012, Gossett narrated Eakin’s audiobook for 12 Years a Slave, playing the role of the slave Solomon Northup. In 2015, Gossett became a spokesperson for Home Energy Club’s parent company, which is cutting CO2 by bringing together major electricity providers to offer green energy for a lower price than fossil energy in order to create mass adoption.
Whether you know her from her role in the hit movie Black Panther, her appearances in fashion commercials, or her Academy Award-winning role in “12 Years a Slave”, Lupita N’yongo is to be celebrated for her contribution to protecting the environment, elephant conservation, and climate change awareness. With her award-winning documentary, titled “Lupita N’yongo is Flower”, she brings attention to the value of nature in fighting climate change.
The 2019 PGA Golf Coach of the Year, Kevin Kirk, coaches the 2018 Masters Winner Patrick Reed, top female LPGA player Lexi Thomson, top Latino player Jonathan Vegas and numerous Olympic golfers. Kirk is passionate about the environment and we are grateful for his endorsement of our green energy campaigns and his work in fighting climate change.
You’ll see Kevin sporting his GetGreenEnergy.com hat on national TV during interviews at major golf tournaments to help spread the word.
For over 50 years, Yoko Ono has spoken out about topics including war, gun control laws, oil fracking, and pollution of the environment. She is an inspirational social media influencer who has raised the issue of climate change with series of posts, such as:
- Climate change is a fact.
- Temperatures are rising. The ice is melting.
- Sea levels are rising.
- The planet is now covered with good people who are standing up to say we love our planet too much to let it go.
Bono was a major supporter of Action/2015, a global coalition made up of more than 2,000 organizations from more than 100 nations. The coalition rallied followers to pressure world leaders to commit to strong goals and agreements at the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. Climate Change Conference. This global movement for change was the largest of its kind.
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