by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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Adding to his list of accolades, Leonardo DiCaprio will receive Nickelodeon’s first-ever “Green Apple Awards” this coming Saturday at the Kids’ Choice Awards. The 34-year-old actor will receive the honor from his friend and fellow greenie, actress Cameron Diaz. From the release,

Kids can join DiCaprio to help better the environment by pledging on www.nick.com/biggreenhelp. On Earth Day (April 22, 9 p.m. ET/PT), Nickelodeon will “Power Down” for 60-seconds, celebrating the nearly two million kid-pledges to-date, and symbolizing kids’ commitments to be more environmentally conscious. On-screen messaging will ask kids to simultaneously turn off their lights and unplug their gadgets and devices signaling their year-long promise to engage in real-world environmental action. When they power back up, kids can go online and find real-world tactics they can take to help the environment.

The Kids’ Choice Awards are a pretty big event, so Leo will have plenty of young minds to reach with a message of environmental stewardship. It’s great to see the network honoring his work and giving him the stage to chat a moment about his activism. Let’s hope he doesn’t get slimed in the process.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.pleasantwayne.com Pleasant

    Yipeeee! Well deserved!

  • Jaynee

    This is pathetic. Why do the Holywood elite think they have the right to spew their green religion on children. My kids do not worship the god Mother Earth. This idol is definately not their mother and I am disappointed to see this.