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Edward Norton Named UN's Goodwill Ambassador

July 09, 2010 09:32:31 GMT

For his continuous work to urge people living an eco lifestyle, the actor has been picked to be the representative for sustainable development and conservation.


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Edward Norton has landed an environmentally friendly new role - the actor's been appointed the United Nations' goodwill ambassador for biodiversity. The "Fight Club" star has long been involved with raising awareness of the benefits of creating a greener world and last year he ran the New York Marathon to raise $300,000 for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

He has also recently launched a website, CrowdRise.com, urging young people to volunteer for eco causes. And his dedication has been acknowledged by the U.N. - officials have asked him to be an ambassador for all issues related to sustainable development and conservation.

Norton says, "I think that ambassadors in many ways can play a role in highlighting the models of success that the U.N. is promoting around the world."


 




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posted by jb on Sep 08, 2010
He is an excellent role model. I admire him and hope he elevates the mission of sustainability worldwide.

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