Star Power: Leonardo DiCaprio Climate Marches With Natives, and 9 Other Celeb Sightings

Star Power: Leonardo DiCaprio Climate Marches With Natives, and 9 Other Celeb Sightings

By: 
ICTMN Staff
9/23/14

 

The People’s Climate March on Sunday September 21 may have heralded a new era of cooperation. It was the biggest climate change gathering in history, with upwards of 400,000 people in New York City alone calling on their leaders to work toward environmental solutions. It marked the first time that Indigenous Peoples had been acknowledged as both on the frontlines of these changes, and as allies in the fight against them. 

And it got Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and other celebs walking in lockstep with Natives bearing the brunt of Alberta oil sands development.

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The march brought out luminaries galore, and there was no shortage of star power. First and foremost was DiCaprio, who marched alongside indigenous activists fighting against further development in the Alberta oil sands of Canada. DiCaprio had earlier taken a stand on this issue, visiting the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta and challenging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to an ice bucket challenge.

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Though the star’s presence was not publicized, word got out. Not far from him was Sting, and also carrying the anti–Tar Sands banner was Mark Ruffalo. Ed Norton walked with them as well.

While DiCaprio and Ruffalo marched alongside Indian chiefs and Idle No More organizers, the likes of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon strode side-by-side with former Vice President Al Gore, primatologist Jane Goodall and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, among many, many others. In London, actress Emma Thompson became the de facto spokesperson for that city’s 40,000-strong march. Even former Beatle Paul McCartney weighed in with a plea for folks to go meatless.

Here is a gallery of the celebrities and overall household names spotted at the People’s Climate March as it spanned 156 countries hosting 2,646 events. 

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marten
Wish I was there! My best to all!
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Wish I was there! My best to all!

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