A few days before the Oscars, icon Barbra Streisand and model Gisele Bündchen will be honored at the 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala for their environmental activism.
Streisand said in a statement, “When I moved to L.A., the air was unbreathable. Rivers were catching fire in Ohio. Then public support and a number of farsighted politicians passed legislation to clean up our air and water. Now we face a planetary crisis of climate change. It is imperative for all humanity that we act now.”
Gisele emphasized, “We are all connected and without nature we would cease to exist. Our planet needs our care now more than ever. We need to listen to the signs she has been giving us and work together to protect her; our actions will prevent us from harming ourselves and future generations.”
In another statement, IoES Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby said, “Each year, Hollywood for Science honors environmental game changers whose bold voices act as a catalyst to move science to action. This year we are thrilled to present that honor to Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bündchen for the incredible work they have done to raise awareness on the necessity to take action in order to keep our planet healthy.”
The gala, hosted by UCLA, will take place February 21.