Orlando is #5 on marieclaire.co.uk’s list of 10 Best Eco Celebrities.
Early last year, Orlando Bloom travelled to Antarctica to see for himself the effects of global warming. ‘The icebergs are so majestic, but they felt like dinosaurs to me,’ he says, ‘like a dying breed.’ Bloom, a founding member of Global Green (globalgreen.org), an organisation dedicated to tackling climate change, was so impassioned by the experience he felt compelled to make his new house in London ‘all green’, including eco technology and solar panels. Still, the 31-year-old actor understands that not everyone is able to make such a commitment, and change is as much about managing the environmental accounts columns in your life. ‘If you can afford to drive an SUV, then maybe you can afford to make a donation to a wind farm or plant some trees. It’s all about balance.’