Who: Jake Gyllenhaal
Why: Working with Global Green and the Natural Resources Defense Council, Jake Gyllenhaal visited an indigenous Inuit community to help illustrate the imminent threat of how global warming is causing snowmelt and what the effect is on the people there.
Jake has donated about $10,000 to Future Forests to plant trees in Mozambique. He also tends to bike commute around L.A. when he isn't driving his Prius and does his own shopping at Whole Foods. Last but not least, Jake has been honored by the ACLU for his work for them, not to mention a bunch of other charities.
Quotable: "Global warming is an abstract concept to most people; we know it's happening, but we can't really visualize its effect."
So, while he may not be running his own 501(c)3 environmental non-profit, he is using his celebrity status to do some good and is leading by example.
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