Today it was announced to the public that Leonardo DiCaprio will be meeting the President of the United States next week, October 3, 2016, for the inaugural of South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action. However, the Twitter account of White House has posted a photo of them together talking earlier than scheduled.
President Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to discuss the ways to fight climate change with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and the significance of protecting Earth, the only planet we have, for the future of humanity. This will be followed by a "first-of-its-kind film screening" documentary of DiCaprio titled "Before the Flood" for everyone in the festival to watch.
The festival will also be streamed online on White House's Facebook account, website and SXSW.com live.
Leonardo Di Caprio has been vocal of his climate change advocacy long before his movie "Revenant" which is why he chose to talk about it in his acceptance speech for "Best Actor" in the Oscars saying "Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating,"
In the last couple of years, the actor has been steadily donating financially to his foundation Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to help United Nations protect Earth and spread awareness to the public of the dangers climate change can bring to us. The actor has more or less donated $30 million.
The actor has also been active in different events such as the Davos economic forum, having a private talk with Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary general of the United Nations, 2016 Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., and much more. Climate change must be addressed now and the actor is doing his best to get as much help as possible.