The fine folks over at Eco-Chick just posted news of the 10th anniversary of Amazon Watch, an organization working for the protection of the rainforests of the Amazon as well as its indigenous people. The event took place in San Francisco and young actress Q’orianka Kilcher of The New World was in attendance. She has recently traveled to the Amazon rainforest to learn how the place and its people are affected by oil exploration, and has visited an area where LA-based company Occidental Petroleum has been drilling for oil since the 1970s.
Q’orianka also came to this year’s Oscars in a prototype vehicle by Mercedes Benz, which is powered by hydrogen, and also arrived at the premiere of The New World last year in a hydrogen-powered Daimler-Chrysler.
I may enjoy hearing about the latest dirt about young Hollywood, but I think it’s a lot more inspiring to see that there are actually young actresses out there who are recognized for the work they do for the planet.