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Articles, News & Updates ♦ November 17, 2018

TreePeople honored DiCaprio, mother of actor Leonardo DiCaprio, with the Evergreen Award for her work bettering the environment. The organization’s founder, Andy Lipkis, expressed his disappointment at the Senate decision as well, while presenting DiCaprio with her award.

“It’s hard right now,” Lipkis said. “We had a chance to save people, and we didn’t.”

While accepting the honor, DiCaprio detailed the origins of her family’s passion for the environment and the beginnings of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which she and her son established in 1998.

“I moved to Los Angeles and made it a point to live right at the edge of Griffith Park because the image of the forest in Germany was always in me,” DiCaprio said.

“This is where Leonardo was born — right there, within walking distance of the greatest city park in the world, and luckily, a short distance to the Hollywood movie studios. Even as a young child, Leonardo was always fascinated with nature and animals.”

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Articles, News & Updates ♦ November 17, 2018

Ronan Keating has opened up about the awkward moment Leonardo DiCaprio told him he couldn’t act. The Boyzone singer revealed he was flown to New York to audition for Moulin Rouge, for Baz Luhrmann himself, alongside Leo and Ewan McGregor. But fans will know Ewan manged to win the role, starring opposite Nicole Kidman in the 2001 musical. And, speaking about the audition, the dad-of-four explained: ‘Baz Luhrmann brought me to New York and I read for Moulin Rouge.

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Articles, News & Updates ♦ November 17, 2018

The party is officially over for one Thai bay made famous by the 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio flick “The Beach,” as the beach has been closed indefinitely due to environmental concerns over extreme tourism.

Thai officials announced Monday that Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea will remain shuttered to visitors following a four-month temporary closure that began June 1, in an attempt to save the local coral reefs, Reuters reported.

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Articles, News & Updates ♦ November 17, 2018

He has his own foundation committed to environmental causes around the globe.And on Wednesday, Leonardo DiCaprio posted to social media promoting a plant-based alternative to meat. The Titanic star, 43, is an investor in the company Beyond Meat and on Twitter and Instagram he touted their meatless Beyond Burger.

The graphic claimed that the meatless product requires 99 percent less water and 93 percent less land to produce. Its production results in 90 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, the company claims, and uses 46 percent less energy. In his tweet, the actor wrote: ‘Proud to be an investor in the #futureofprotein’ and included a link to the Beyond Meat website. Link to his instagram post can be found here.

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