FILE - This June 5, 2019 file photo shows Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of "Ice on Fire" in Los Angeles. DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create Earth Alliance, a new nonprofit charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Earth Alliance said Tuesday July 2, it will provide grants, educational opportunities and fund campaigns and films, as well as work with grassroots organizations and individuals in places most affected by biodiversity loss and climate change. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Leonardo DiCaprio helps create new environmental alliance

July 02, 2019 - 12:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is taking his environmental passion up a notch.

The actor is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environmental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

It's called Earth Alliance and it hopes to protect ecosystems and wildlife, ensure climate justice, support renewable energy and secure indigenous rights.

DiCaprio has long championed environmentalism, with his eco-focused Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation giving out $100 million in grants for everything from lion recovery and mangrove restoration to the defense of indigenous rights and better access to affordable solar energy.

His foundation will be folded into Earth Alliance.

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