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Gisele Bundchen: 'We Need to Protect Our Beautiful Planet'

Gisele Bundchen: 'We Need to Protect Our Beautiful Planet'

Gisele Bundchen goes for a walk along the Charles River on Thursday (May 31) in Boston, Mass.

The day before, the 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel – who’s rumored to be pregnant with her second child – enjoyed a day out with her 2-year-old son, Benjamin, at the park.

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“Look what I found across in the middle of SP on my way to work. I couldn’t help but stop to feel a bit of the energy. We need to protect our beautiful planet. #vetatudodilma,” Gisele recently wrote on her Facebook page with a photo of a huge tree.

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  • Blair

    Love it when celebs like Gisele do some good. You go, girl!

  • Kate

    That is a great shirt to wear if lets say you are a supermodel who might be pregnant but her fans wont know until about 4 weeks before she gives birth because she is a genetic all star! Its also a good shirt because its cool and it might throw people off too.

  • 4everRich

    She and Leo are so into environment. Good!

  • Frozoid

    Then why did she build a bizarre and way oversized house in Los Angeles? Just the electric bill alone negates all her blather about being Green.
    And it wasn’t that long ago that she smoked like a chimney- another pollutant.

    Wish she’d just shut up.

  • Frozoid


    Um, hello? Di Caprio is a mega chain smoker. Until he quits smoking, I won’t pay any attention to his lecturing about the planet.

    Smoking causes air pollution.

  • 4everRich

    @Frozoid: Your sh*t also pollutes the air

  • Dolce

    @Frozoid: um she smoked as a teen and in her early 20s, over a decadew ago. People do change for the better by their 30s. I hope….and its a huge problem in Brazil. If you saw the tree she posted, and their president wanting to chop it down, you would be the one who needs to shut up. Gisele has the voice to veto her. Alot of Brazilians are now following suit to veto the president from chopping that Forrest down.

  • Sayer

    No one cares about her opinion.

  • sophia

    oh trust me, she IS pregnant!

  • may
  • Carol

    G rock! You go girl .

  • Carol

    Ah, also went to your face book page . Thank you for sharing the picture of that beautiful tree. It was so nice you stopped to hug that tree and share the picture with us. i am inspired, thank you

  • MK

    I think she does look a bit bigger that normal . But she is always beautiful to me

  • ughhh

    anybody that takes political cues from celebs are just as dumb…..It’s an excuse to impose more taxes,regulations and loss of freedom and she is a puppet for the New world order global elites.

  • Jessica

    @frozoid: Leo smokes e-cigarette now and btw it was Leo to influence her being pro-active. When they were together she was young and he taught her many things about the enviroment.

  • YUCKS!?!?!


  • Laura

    Gisele rocks! I really appreciate all her attitudes about the environment

  • Tamra

    She is a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for a reason. Because of her efforts and projects,donations,charities shes supported for many years and for the voice she has to use. Actually she posted that picture on HER facebook weeks ago, no one asked JJ to reiterate it. Just dont visit her facebook or blog if you have a prob.

    Gisele donated her runway fee from the Ricardo Almeida show in 2003, to the “Fome Zero Program”.

    Her involvement with socio-environmental causes began years ago when she spent time with an Indian tribe on the Xingu River in the Amazon Rainforest. During her visit, Gisele witnessed the problems faced by the tribe due to water pollution and deforestation. After returning home, she called a footwear company she had been working with for years, Grendene. She worked with the company to use her flip-flop line to call attention to environmental causes and raise funds to sponsor environmental projects, especially forest and water related projects in the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforest.

    In 2008, she returned to her homeland to help make a difference, and together with her family, Gisele and her father launched Projeto Água Limpa (Clean Water Project) in her hometown of Horizontina. The project aims at implementing sustainable environmental management and promoting the recovery of riparian vegetation and the micro basins of the region. On 8 June, 2009 the first native trees were planted – around 40,000 saplings were planted during the first phase of the projects.

    From fashion to fanfare, Gisele finds a way to share her environmental passion in various aspects of her life. Aside from designing footwear to raise awareness, Gisele also dedicates part of her website to environmental issues. She launched a “green” blog in 2008 with the aim of “reflecting on socio-environmental issues that we can do something about”.
    Bündchen has also supported a variety of environmental causes, including clean water initiatives,environmental sustainability, and preservation of South American rainforests. In addition, Bündchen has helped raise money for cancer research and treatment,victims of Hurricane Katrina,and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

    Gisele opened The Luz Foundation in 2007, a grant-making organization advocating the empowerment of young girls and a place where she donates a percentage of her money to help with different projects that come along.

    She was, in 2009, one of the celebrities to sign up for the auction fundraiser of celebrities autographed iPods to raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, organised by The money is for the Music Rising institution which aims to recover and invest in the musical culture of the destroyed areas.

    On 20 September 2009, she was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).In January 2012, Gisele made her first official visit to Africa as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador.

    In 2010 she Donated $1.5 million for Haiti earthquake relief.

    In March 2011, it was reported, Bundchen wrote a check for $1 million to the earthquake fund created by the Japanese Red Cross Society after Japan was struck by the most powerful earthquake to hit the island nation in recorded history and the tsunami it unleashed. It was also reported she sent $250,000 to the Pacific Tsunami Fund and Save the Children and another $250,000 to a Japanese Red Cross earthquake fund.

    Every year Gisele chooses a charity, to which proceeds of sales from her sandals are donated, with the 2011 donation going to ISA – the Socio-environmental Institute.

    May 2011 Gisele was named Harvard’s 2011 Global Environmental Citizen in recognition of her eco-efforts.

    November 2011 she was awarded Greenest Celebrity at the 2011 International Green awards at the National History Museum of London. Each year the Green Awards honors a celebrity who has been the most creative and innovative in the approach of sustainability of the environment. An online public vote took place and Gisele was the clear winner beating Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Miguel Bose.

    Gisele was recognized as one of the most charitable celebrities in 2011 by The Giving Back Fund, which added her to their list of celebs who made the largest donations to charity according to public records.

    She promotes protecting the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and Amazon Rainforest water sources, donating to this cause a percentage of profits from her line of sandals named Ipanema Gisele Bündchen. Also, Bündchen helps projects such as Nascentes do Brasil, ISA, Y Ikatu Xingu and De Olho nos Mananciais. Bündchen and Grendene, the company that produces and disseminates her line of sandals, also joined the Florestas do Futuro project for the reforestation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. The project was created by the NGO named SOS Atlantic Forest in 2004.The new forest, named for Grendene – Gisele Bündchen, started with 25,500 shoots of 100 different species, enough to revitalize an area of 15 hectares

  • Heinz

    Steffi Graf twin.

  • Petra

    @Tamra: So right! Gisele is an amazing human being and anyone that says bad things about here is just jealous.

  • Petra

    This people who say bad things about her should take a good look at themselves . I want to know what good they have done.

  • Petra

    Gisele you are beautiful and I ma your biggest fan! :)

  • Katia

    The lucky “Steffi Graf” twin, the one that didn’t get her face squashed at birth!

  • BAB

    It’s amazing how this THING can do good things for other countries, but pollutes the U.S. with her megamansion. Seems like her creed is “Do as I say, not as I do!” This makes her such a hypocrite!!!!