With seemingly no one in the White House steering the U.S. into an environmentally sustainable future, who's going to take the wheel?
Leonardo DiCaprio has an idea who.
Speaking at Yale University on Sept. 19, the actor and activist announced his foundation is giving a whopping $20 million in grants to over 100 eco-groups dedicated to fighting climate change, protecting indigenous rights, and wildlife conservation efforts, among other issues.
It's the largest portfolio of environmental grants ever given by the DiCaprio Foundation, according to the group, which chose to unveil the figure at John Kerry's Kerry Initiative climate change conference.
"These grantees are active on the ground, protecting our oceans, forests, and endangered species for future generations — and tackling the urgent, existential challenges of climate change," DiCaprio said.
Thank you John Kerry for hosting today's #YaleClimateConference. We must all work together to combat #climatechange....