Yesterday, 45-year-old actress Marion Cotillard joined the protesting Parisians who took to the city streets to protest against climate change.
Appearing in public in a baseball cap and a protective mask, Marion and other people (and more than 100 thousand people took part in the protest action) walked from the Grand Opera to Republic Square. The star held a poster that read, “Let’s make history, let’s not be ashamed.”
Today in the French parliament should consider a bill on climate protection, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40% by 2030. However, the bill has been criticized for insufficiently restricting carbon emissions in France. This sparked protests.
Cotillard joined the protest and used her Instagram to draw attention to the problem as many people as possible. She wrote that they should take to the streets to “show that the climate movement is back.” According to Marion, people on the streets will show officials that they are being watched.
Marion Cotillard is a renowned environmental activist. Last year, she travelled to Antarctica with Greenpeace to learn about the devastating impact of climate change, plastic waste and industrial fishing on wildlife.
This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been in my life – she shared her impressions of the trip.
The star notes that all people are imperfect, but the main thing is to understand and do everything in their power to change for the better.
If you understand that you are not ideal, this is the first step to awareness and change, she says.