Stars Celebrate Earth Day – See Celebrity Messages!
It’s Earth Day, and several stars are calling for more environmental change, awareness and conservation. See celebrity Earth Day tweets and messages below!
Perhaps the boldest call for action came from Leonardo DiCaprio (right), who called on world leaders at the United Nations to do more than what they have already committed to in the Paris Agreement on climate change. “You know that climate change is happening faster than even the most pessimistic climate scientists thought decades ago,” he told the representatives of 170 nations gathered in New York on Friday. “Unfortunately, the evidence shows us that it will not be enough. Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong,” continued the Oscar winner. DiCaprio added, “We can congratulate each other today, but it will mean nothing if you return to your countries and fail to push beyond the promises of this historic agreement. Now is the time for bold, unprecedented action. The world is now watching. You will either be lauded by future generations or vilified by them.”
Other celebrities took to social media to spread their Earth Day messages. Nick Cannon posted on Instagram, “Happy #EarthDay! What do you imagine for a greener future? Together with @greenisuniversal we can #DreamItGreenIt dreamitgreenit.com @oxygen #LikeABoss.” Nikki Reed shared on Twitter, “Happy #EarthDay everyone! We’re out here in the middle of the ocean watching scientists study samples from the ocean floor in an attempt to see weather patterns which will determine the frequency and intensity of future hurricanes due to the rising temperatures of ocean water. Sitting here trying to make sense of it all while staring out at mother nature’s beauty…beauty we often overlook. I can’t believe we are destroying something so magnificent.” And Mark Ruffalo, focusing his attention on America’s recent water issues, tweeted, “#TroubleInTheWater is now! thx @Common & @MalikYusef for a powerful video… sign #Flint petition #Earthday.”
Ben Affleck shared with his followers on Twitter, “Sustainability is possible, let’s protect this beautiful Earth. @easterncongo #EarthDay. Sophia Bush suggested a slew of ways to help the planet on Instagram. “I LOVE this planet. Don’t you? It’s home. Food. Travel. Art. Hockey. Literature. Comedy. Chocolate! All in one place. It’s magic. So we need to take care of it. #Recycle. Forgo plastic bags. Reduce food waste. Participate in #MeatlessMonday. Or go big and go #VeganBefore6. Do your taxes online. In fact go totally paperless! Carpool — and get new music tips from friends — to work. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Or turn off the lights completely and have some sexy time by candlelight ;) Host clothing swaps — basically a great excuse to drink wine and get free clothes with your best friends — instead of buying new sh*t. The list goes ON. There are so many easy, fun, chic ways to take care of this blue marble we live on.” Model Candice Swanepoel simply wrote, “Everyday is earth day in my eyes.”
Stars like Lea Michele and Paul Wesley reminded their followers of how the bee population is being affected by environmental issues by tweeting without the letter “B”. “#EarthDay is on Friday ut everyday is ee day. Lose the [bee’s] to help me and @burtsbees #BringBackTheBees,” wrote the “Scream Queens” star. “If honeyees aren’t healthy, our earth isn’t either. This #EarthDay I teamed up with @burtsbees to Tweet B-less and help #BringBackTheBees,” shared Wesley.
Marie Osmond tweeted, “Mother Earth… she takes care of us isn’t it time we take care of her.” Famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson observed, “Odd that #EarthDay exists as a day at all. Instead, maybe it should be extended to the whole year, and then repeated annually.” And Haylie Duff wrote, “Happy #EarthDay Feeling grateful for all her goodness! Let’s treat her right.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities share their Earth Day thoughts and messages.