Getty ImagesActor Mark Ruffalo isn't about to let his fame go to waste.
"I have a voice that just happens to go farther than some people's," he says, "and so I have a responsibility to use that to talk about the things that I think are important."
One of those things is climate change. But it wasn't always. "The Kids Are All Right" star admits to being "an accidental environmentalist." Sure, he'd always thought of himself as environmentally conscious, but he used to contribute to causes simply by writing checks. Then something changed for the 43-year-old, who lives on an Upstate New York farm with his wife and three children.
"I saw this mass industrialization of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania for hydraulic fracturing [a process known as"fracking," which breaks apart rock to release natural gas]. And that sort of opened my eyes," he says.
Now Ruffalo has joined other celebs including Adrian Grenier, Orlando Bloom, Serena Williams, and Kyra Sedgwick to support the non-profit Global Green USA's
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