Environmental protection is a populist cause with celebs. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Hollywood movie moghul, James Cameron, announced yesterday that he will use technology applied to movie-making to assist in cleaning up the oil spill that has grabbed headlines across the globe.
The filmmaker joined scientists, engineers and officials from the department of energy and the environmental protection agency at a meeting in Washington to discuss ideas on how to handle the ‘Titanic’ disaster. He offered the use of his private fleet of submarines to assist with the clean-up.
Closer home, Bollywood is driving the message of earth conservation by associating itself with universal projects and personal campaigns.
Mughda Godse’s message is: “I plant trees whenever I can, never waste water and try and save natural resources in every way that I can.”
Kangana Ranaut asserts, “I try to do my bit for the environment by not wasting water. And I never use plastic bags.”
Boman Irani and Minissha Lamba also propagate the Save Water campaign.
Sachin Tendulkar is supporting the United Nations environment program and has built a rain harvesting plant in his Bandra home.
Anushka Manchanda supports the Batti Bandh campaign, on electricity conservation. “Always turn off lights and fans when not in use. Avoid air-conditioners when not required and play more outdoor games than computer-aided ones,” she advises. “I’m only preaching what I practice.”