Leonardio DiCaprio isn't just all about looking good on the silver screen — he's also all about DOING good out in the world! He's teaming up with a top auction house to sell off an impressive collection of art to raise funds for conservation causes. You might have heard of the auction house: Christie's!
The 11th Hour Auction will be working with Leo and include 33 works by the likes of Banksy, Peter Beard and Julian Schnabel!
Here's what Leo had to say:
"My Foundation has worked on environmental issues since 1998, and despite the great efforts by organizations all over the world, our planet is in trouble. The modern world is placing enormous pressure on the very natural systems that sustain us; we are destroying our forests, polluting the air and water, over fishing our oceans and facing overwhelming extinction rates of plants and animals. Nature is abundant and it is resilient, but we have to take action now to protect our planet before it's too late. Given that less than 2% of philanthropic giving goes to environmental conservation projects, we are grateful that Christie's and the participating artists are providing this incredible opportunity."
The money will then fund innovative conservation projects chosen by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and an expert panel of environmentalists! It will be in good hands!
The auction is TODAY! Good luck, Leo!
[Image via WENN.]
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