List: 'Variety' Labels Entertainment’s 25 ‘Climate Movers and Shakers’

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Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | September 10, 2019 | 4:44 PM EDT

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
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Entertainment magazine “Variety” has published a list of “25 Climate Movers and Shakers in Entertainment” – along with monikers characterizing their climate claims to fame. Actor/Rapper Jaden Smith, for example, is labeled a “Plant-based multitasker” for “launching a free vegan food truck (named, naturally, I Love You) to serve the homeless population lining Skid Row.”

The article’s list of media climate-activist “movers and shakers,” along with their “Variety” nicknames, follows:

  • Filmmaker James Cameron and Actress/Model Suzy Amis Cameron: “Carbon reduction avatars”
  • Actor/Rapper Jaden Smith: “Plant-based multitasker”
  • T.V. Personality Bill Nye: “Viral messenger”
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow: “Sustainable celebrity”
  • Pearl Jam (Band): “Shredders saving Earth”
  • Actor Matt Damon: “Clean water crusader”
  • Dave Matthews Band: “Sustainable touring pioneer”
  • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Oceans and parks activist”
  • Writer/Producer Laurie David: “Documentarian with impact”
  • Actor Leonardo DiCaprio: “Philanthropist with content”
  • Musician Pharrell Williams: “Using music for the message”
  • Producer Norman Lear: “EMA co-founder, activist” (Environmental Media Assn.)
  • Actor Ed Begley Jr.: “He walks the walk”
  • Actor Don Cheadle: “Clean energy warrior”
  • Director/Actor Adam McKay: “Mobilizer for change”
  • Actor Robert Redford: “Steward of the land”
  • Network T.V. Exec Kevin Reilly: “Networker for action”
  • Actor Mark Ruffalo: “Fracking opponent”
  • Actress Emma Thompson: “Rebel for ecological justice”
  • Actress Shailene Woodley: “Grassroots connector”
  • Swedish 16 Year-Old Celebrity Greta Thunberg: “Powerful young voice”
  • Producer Marshall Herskovitz: “Fossil fuels fighter”
  • Disney Exec Alan Horn: “NRDC chairman” (Natural Resources Defense Council) and Cindy Horn: “Climate Reality Project”
  • British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough: “Veteran U.K. spokesman”


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