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School Of Cool #127: How to save the world like Emma Thompson

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Because acting like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

By Jack Sullivan

So, who is she?Emma Thompson
You probably already know who Emma Thompson is, but for those of you who don’t, she’s a pretty darn cool British actress. Her first ‘proper’ acting jobs were in the BBC series’ Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War. Since then, she has gone on to become a Hollywood sensation, starring in movies such as Love Actually and Nanny McPhee.

Impressive. What else do I need to know?
Did you know that before she launched an acting career, she studied English Literature at Cambridge University. Brains and beauty!

So, she’s a cool lady, but why is she a Global Cool lady?
Emma Thompson is more than a pretty face and an excellent actress. She’s passionate about helping other people and the world around us. In 2003, for example, she and her husband adopted a Rwandan orphan and former child soldier called Tindy, giving him a new start in life.

She’s also an ambassador for ActionAid, and has travelled all over the work to poorer regions to raise awareness of their work and provide support to those in need.

More recently, she teamed up with Greenpeace on their Esperanza expedition. She will be experiencing climate change firsthandto raise awareness of the melting Arctic glaciers.

She told Greenpeace: “I hope that people stop feeling so guilty and powerless about climate change. That’s the lie that keeps us paralyzed when really together, we are so much more powerful.” Hear hear!

For all of your great efforts and your amazing acting, Emma Thompson, we salute you!

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

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