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4:54 pm - 08/22/2014

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta oilsands as actor begins work on environmental documentary

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EDMONTON – The Wolf of Wall Street has landed in Fort McMurray.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a leading man in Hollywood’s environmental movement, is in northern Alberta doing research for an upcoming project.

“Leo is in town for a few days working on an environmental documentary,” a source close to DiCaprio said Thursday night. “He wanted to hear about and see — first-hand — the oilsands and their impact on the planet.”


The visit comes a day after a short video narrated by DiCaprio was released on carbon pollution. The film, called Carbon, is part of a series of short films on climate change, with additional episodes released ahead of September’s U.N. Climate Summit in New York City.

“We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense,” DiCaprio says during his narration of the video, produced with support from a foundation he established to benefit humanitarian and environmental causes. “We must put a price on carbon — now.”

The video does not attack the oilsands per se, although it does feature aerial footage shot in the region. Its primary purpose is to advocate for carbon taxes and for alternative forms of energy.

“We must fight to keep this carbon in the ground,” DiCaprio says in the film. “If national governments won’t take any action, your community can.

“We can move our economy town by town and state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future.”
The visit comes a day after a short video narrated by DiCaprio was released on carbon pollution. The film, called Carbon, is part of a series of short films on climate change, with additional episodes released ahead of September’s U.N. Climate Summit in New York City.

“We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense,” DiCaprio says during his narration of the video, produced with support from a foundation he established to benefit humanitarian and environmental causes. “We must put a price on carbon — now.”

The video does not attack the oilsands per se, although it does feature aerial footage shot in the region. Its primary purpose is to advocate for carbon taxes and for alternative forms of energy.

“We must fight to keep this carbon in the ground,” DiCaprio says in the film. “If national governments won’t take any action, your community can.

“We can move our economy town by town and state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future.”

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invisiblegirlx 22nd-Aug-2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about what he does to lower his own carbon footprint, what with the yachts and the private planes and such.
rightbackatu 22nd-Aug-2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
He's an environmentalist until it gets in the way of his Jack Nicholson complex.
zeldafitzgerald 22nd-Aug-2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
Probably nothing. It's difficult to take him seriously when he does little to live a low-impact lifestyle. Oh well, at least he and his rich friends sign checks to his foundation to make themselves feel better.
ponpiri 22nd-Aug-2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
lol and what are y'all doing besides counting somebody else's coins?
zeldafitzgerald 22nd-Aug-2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
I mean, since you're trying to be cute and all: I work for an environmental non-profit so this ain't some pet project for me. I look at all the ways I impact the environment and make choices accordingly. I walk/bike/use public transit. I grow my own food and preserve it for the year. I don't eat red meat and eat sustainably caught fish. I try not to travel and when I do I fly commercial and I offset my emissions with certified carbon offsets. I look for repurposed/recycled material or buy second-hand when purchasing things and I wait until things like electronics are broken or completely obsolete before I recycle them instead of rushing out to buy the new iPhone just because it's hot right now. I can give you more examples should you require them.
ponpiri 22nd-Aug-2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
Good for you. Now I'd like to hear from the rest of the class.
zeldafitzgerald 22nd-Aug-2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so relieved. Do tell, sis, what do you do that makes you qualified to grade us?
ponpiri 23rd-Aug-2014 12:44 am (UTC)
Newp. The thread is what made you qualified to grade him. Thanks for answering.
maynardsong 22nd-Aug-2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Mass transit, avoid junk food, eat local and cook at home, recycle, turn off the lights, fly coach, take the train...
luckythree3 22nd-Aug-2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for all you do but Leo has done more for the environment than you ever could.   
zeldafitzgerald 22nd-Aug-2014 11:59 pm (UTC)
Kindly sit the fuck down. You don't know what I do for a living, those were just examples from my personal life.

He needs to learn to walk the talk.
loveablescar 22nd-Aug-2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
Its sad he doesn't follow what he preaches
catchabreath 22nd-Aug-2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
This is up where I'm living. A friend of a friend snapped a picture and he has his hair tied up in his signature top-bun and has a work vest on.
galaxized 22nd-Aug-2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
lol bless. the imagery of leo up in fort mac is too hilarious to me
simontheduck 22nd-Aug-2014 09:59 pm (UTC)
So excited that our province can be graced with such beauty.
giantbutts 22nd-Aug-2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
kind of wish he attacked the oilsands directly
i want actual coverage on this environmental crime and harper to be dragged to hell
shimmeree 22nd-Aug-2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Yessss! I would eagerly watch Harper get dragged off into some fiery pits.
mechuparmucho 22nd-Aug-2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
I gave him head when he was in alberta.
luckythree3 22nd-Aug-2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah right but do tell...
grammaire 23rd-Aug-2014 12:18 am (UTC)
hahahahahahahah #memories
wolf_of_kromer 22nd-Aug-2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
Oh good, he's in Crackton.
faunyoudork 23rd-Aug-2014 01:47 am (UTC)
i should go say hi
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