UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES) announced Wednesday (Jan. 16) that Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bündchen will be honored for their environmental activism at the annual Hollywood for Science Gala. IoES works to alleviate environmental problems and educate the next generation of leaders to ensure a healthier planet.
Presented by Chopard, the event’s chairs include Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Orlando Bloom, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Courtney Cox and many more. The gala will feature an auction with proceeds supporting IoES and all of their initiatives.
“When I moved to LA, the air was unbreathable. Rivers were catching fire in Ohio,” Streisand said. “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.”
“We are all connected and without nature we would cease to exist. Our planet needs our care now more than ever,” Bündchen echoed. “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.”
The gala will take place at a private estate in Los Angeles on Feb. 21, 2019.