Since 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has actively fostered awareness of environmental issues by participating with organizations such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, Global Green USA, and the International Fund For Animal Welfare. In 2001, Environment Now honored the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with its prestigious Martin Litton Environmental Warrior Award.
The website www.leonardodicaprio.org was created in 2002 to inform and inspire Leo’s fans to get involved in environmental issues and solutions. After producing two short eco films, the foundation spearheaded the production of the feature-length environmental documentary, The 11th Hour, which was released in theaters in August of 2007. The foundation continues to support environmental initiatives and fosters global action to address the issues facing our planet.
AFI Digital Content Lab Team Irmelin DiCaprio, CEO & Founder of The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Justin Winters, Executive Director of The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Thomas Rigler, Co-founder, Gerber Rigler Producing and Executive Consulting
David Gale, EVP MTV New Media
Kenny Miller, EVP MTV Creative Director Global Digital Media
Jesse Alexander, Executive Producer/Writer/Creator at DAY ONE
Matt Wolf, Founder, Double Twenty Productions
David Orr, Author & Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College
Philippe Cousteau, Co-founder Earth Echo
AFI Digital Content Lab: Suzanne Stefanac, Linda Arellano, Chris Denson, Damien Somerset