Leo is a brilliant performer, but he is also an awesome advocate for eco awareness and tackling global warming. He takes any opportunity to discuss what we can all do to make the world a better place, and he takes it very seriously. So, with this in mind, I wanted to dedicate WWW to Leo so that everyone could see just how darn awesome this God on Earth is.
Leo Started His Own Foundation
Pretty simple and pretty amazing, Leo started his own foundation, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, in 1998 that raises awareness and funds for the world and all its creatures. If that's not adorable enough already then I don't know what is! He even holds his own Galas where he auctions of things like walk on roles on his next film. Before you get your purse out, this particular treat went for $2.4 million.
Leo Got Named a UN Peace Messenger
In 2014, Leo's tireless efforts and contributions to the battle against global warming were recognised, and the United Nations named him a UN Peace Messenger, where he helps to promote global action on climate change.
Leo Loves Tigers
Leonardo is a partner in the World Wildlife Fund, and in 2013 the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $3 million to help Nepal in their efforts to double wild tiger numbers by 2022.
Leo Loves the Sea Too
Not only is Leo a tiger lover, but he wants to clean our oceans too. That's why, in 2014. he donated a whopping $7 million to protect them. On top of this, he donated an additional $3 million towards marine life preservation. He's pretty cool like that.
In Fact, Leo Loves All Life
In 2013, Leonardo DiCaprio partnered up with WWF in a bid to end the trading of Ivory, urging the public to sign a petition pressuring the Officials of Thailand to crack down on the trade. In addition, Leo also launched a new animal rights campaign with the World Wide Fund for Nature called 'Hands off my Parts', aiming to raise awareness for the animals being slaughtered each year for their fur, skin and bones.
Leo Turned Gwyneth Paltrow into a Vegetarian
In 2013 Gywneth told the Guardian that he detested the dirty farming industry. Gwyneth already didn't eat red meat, and admitted this planted a seed for her diet further evolving.
Leo has never admitting being a veggie, but it has long been a theory, regardless of his liver eating scene in the Revenant. He has veggie meals at public events, and he also produced the eye opening documentary Cowspiracy, exclusive to Netflix.
Leo Dedicates His Oscar
Just to put the cherry on top, Leo used his long awaited Oscar speech (watched on TV by an estimated 34 million people) to highlight the threat of Global Awareness. It smashed Twitters previous Oscar telecast record, with this moment being tweeted 440,000 a minute, crushing 2014's record of 225,000 with Ellen Degeneres.
It was a beautiful moment, with Leonardo ending 'Do not take this world for granted, I do not take tonight for granted, thank you'.
So, thank you Leo... thank you to his parents actually, for creating such a beautiful human, inside and out!
Peace out! D x