Over the course of his career, Harrison Ford has become one of the most popularly acclaimed actors of all time. His body of work includes 41 feature films, eleven of which have exceeded $100 million each at the box office. Through his starring roles in such cinematic blockbusters as the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and Patriot Games, he has come to embody the quintessential American hero for moviegoers around the world.
As Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Conservation International, Ford has been instrumental in the organization’s emergence as one of the world’s preeminent forces for conservation. The threats posed to our global environment and the innovative solutions Conservation International employs to bring human society into balance with nature inspired Ford to become involved with CI close to twenty years ago. His active engagement on CI’s Board spurred the organization to develop the relationships with governments and businesses that have changed the strategic scale of its conservation work.
With an inspiring public service announcement in May 2008, Ford helped launch CI's “Lost There, Felt Here” campaign for an innovative strategy to combat climate change. Concerned that the vital role forests play in stabilizing our climate was being lost in the climate change discussion, Ford wanted to lead CI's new campaign to refocus society's approach to solving the climate crisis. The spot will be translated into five languages to be aired around the world.
Ford has been widely recognized for his environmental work. His recent awards include the Good Steward Award from the International Conservation Caucus Foundation, Heart of the City Award from City Harvest for fighting hunger, NRDC – Forces for Nature, the Lindbergh Foundation for balance between technology and the environment, the Distinguished Humanitarian Award from B’nai B’rith for his environmental work. On May 30, 2003 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Other awards have included the World Ecology Award from the International Center for Tropical Ecology and the Global Environmental Citizen Award from the Center for Health & Global Environment. He also is an Honorary Chair of the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. In Jackson, Wyoming he has donated 389 acres of his property for a conservation easement to the Jackson Hole Land Trust.
Harrison Ford has something to say about the role of burning forests in climate change. In a new public service announcement, he parts with some of his own real estate to make a statement about global warming.
WATCH THE VIDEO: Go backstage with Harrison Ford as he shoots a public service announcement about deforestation and climate change.
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