Gisele Bundchen is to be feted for her environmental activism at a gala next month (Feb19).
The Brazilian supermodel has long dedicated herself to supporting a variety of environmental issues, including sustainability, clean water initiatives, and preservation of rainforests in South America.
Gisele is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environmental Programme too, and for her efforts, she is to be honoured at the UCLA Institute of Environment & Sustainability’s annual Hollywood for Science Gala on 21 February.
“We are all connected and without nature, we would cease to exist. Our planet needs our care now more than ever,” she told People.com in a statement. “We need to listen to the signs she has been giving us and work together to protect her; our actions will prevent us from harming ourselves and future generations.”
Previously, Gisele has spoken about her passion for protecting the environment and how she became dedicated to raising interest in the cause after she visited a tribe on the Xingu River in the Amazon Rainforest. The 38-year-old noticed that people were getting sick from the polluted water, and created charity, Project Agua Limpa, to help tackle the problem.
The 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala will see leaders in philanthropy, entertainment, and business come together to support actions combatting escalating challenges such as climate change, pollution, and deforestation.
In addition to Gisele, singer/actress Barbra Streisand will be honoured for her work on environmental causes, while the event’s chairs will include A-list stars such as Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Adriana Lima, Tiffany Haddish, Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Meg Ryan.
“This year we are thrilled to present that honour to Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bundchen for the incredible work they have done to raise awareness on the necessity to take action in order to keep our planet healthy,” commented the Institute of Environment & Sustainability’s global fundraising chairman Milutin Gatsby.
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