Leonardo DiCaprio takes private jet from Cannes to collect environmental award in New York

- On Wednesday, Leo flew ~6,400 km/4,000 miles from Cannes to New York to accept the Riverkeeper "Big Fish" award for his "dedication to the environment on a global scale." Less than 24 hours later, the Aviator star flew back to Cannes to attend amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS gala.

- A source close to Leo claimed that the actor/environmentalist only "hitched a ride with someone already flying back and to Cannes. Hitching a ride was the only way he could make it in time for both events." Leo did not charter his own flights.

- An excerpt from Leo's Oscar acceptance speech: "Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. ... Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted."


ONTD, should Leo have opted for a more eco-friendly way to pick up his award?