15 May

Leo DiCaprio’s latest investment: off-grid solar for rural communities

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22: Actor and climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio stands with children at the United Nations Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit last December in Paris on April 22, 2016 in New York City. At least 155 countries are expected to sign the agreement whicch has the goal of limiting warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. The ceremony symbolically takes place on Earth Day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

He’s best known as an actor but for the last 20 years Leonardo DiCaprio has established himself as a sustainability advocate, and one of the strongest celebrity supporters for any environmental cause. He sits on the board of the World Wildlife Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, among others, and today he’s joining Kingo–a Guatemala-based off-grid solar company–as an investor and a board member.

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