In the past Natalie has spoken out against poverty, helped bring attention to the problems in Rwanda and encouraged American citizens to get out and vote. She’s also a proud vegetarian (sometimes vegan) who even has her own cruelty-free shoe line.
Along with the award Portman received a $50,000 check, which she donated to the Tacare Girl’s Scholarship Program of the Jane Goodall Institute — a non-profit organization involved in education and wildlife research in Tanzania. Accepting the award, she said: “The Jane Goodall foundation does incredible work in Tanzania, an area which is very environmentally affected. I really appreciate this award.”
So from all of us here at Ecorazzi, a big Hip Hip Hooray for one of our favorite green gals.