While we are busy scrolling through on our screens, looking at which celebrity said what, what is the latest fashion trend, who got into a controversy over something inconsequential, we forget to look at something that really needs our attention –environmental degradation.

The earth is facing the brunt of our mistakes (that we are still making) and before you will know what has hit you, we will lose everything that is good and essential for the human race. Fortunately, we have a few celebrities that are using their power, status, and money in the right direction and are working for a better environment. Tony Stark, a.k.a, Robert Downey Jr. said in a conference recently that he plans to use Artificial Intelligence and advanced technology to help save our planet; his new initiative is called ‘Footprint Coalition’.

Here are some celebrities you should follow (if you’re not already) to understand the gravity of this imminent danger:

1. Leonardo DiCaprio: The Titanic heartthrob is one of the most active celebrities when it comes to saving the planet. In 1998, he launched the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation to help save the most endangered animals and places.

2. Mark Ruffalo: One of the reasons we love Hulk, is his support for environmental protection. He is strongly against Keystone XL pipeline, and the effects of the oil and gas industry on the environment.

3. Dia Mirza: The beautiful diva is the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and is one of the most vocal Indian celebrities on this issue.

4. Ellie Goulding: This melodious singer has been one of the most active members of the #BeatAirPollution movement.

5. Shailene Woodley: The Divergent series star has been very outspoken about the importance of recycling and the co-founder of the foundation ‘All It Takes’ that teaches young people to work more towards environment protection.

6. Beyonce: The youth icon and pop star has a charity called ‘BeyGood’ that raises awareness and funds about the needs of the planet.

7. Adrian Grenier: The actor is UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, co-founder of a foundation called ‘Lonely Whale’ and has supported 19 charities.

8. Gisele Bundchen: This super model was named the Greenest International Celebrity in 2011 and is also member of the Rainforest Alliance.

9. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Apart from being extremely talented at what he does, he is also very vocal about the climate crisis and what we can do.

Many studies of the recent times have shown that there are a number of cities that will drown, animal and bird species that will go extinct, and there might not be a habitable planet left for the future generations. The climate is truly facing a crisis because of us. And if we can perish, we can also revive it.

It is high time we join hands and work towards saving the only planet that we can call home. It is high time we ‘heal the world, make it a better place –for you and for me and the entire human race’.