It’s World En­vi­ron­ment Day today, and here is look­ing at ac­tors who are lead­ing by ex­am­ple and cre­at­ing aware­ness about en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues

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It’s World En­vi­ron­ment Day today, and talks of do­ing our bit to pre­serve the earth have resur­faced. And though just one day in the year is ear­marked for green is­sues, there are some celebri­ties, who pas­sion­ately work for the cause for the other 364 days too.

On-screen they are ac­tors and off-screen they are the eco-war­riors. And since they are celebri­ties, their voice is of­ten heard by mil­lions, who in turn do their bit to save the earth. “Peo­ple’s opin­ions are built on what the celebs say,” says Sou parno Ban­er­jee from the NGO Cen­tre for Sci­ence and En­vi­ron­ment, which came into promi­nence when Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Leonardo Di Caprio con­tacted them to shoot a doc­u­men­tary. “The kind of work he did here got a lot of mileage. It does bring things into con­scious­ness,” adds Ban­er­jee.

Here are some of the names from Hol­ly­wood and Bol­ly­wood’s green brigade, who have been toil­ing for the sake of the en­vi­ron­ment.

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