David Attenborough tops list of nation's most inspirational 'green' celebrities

David Attenborough beat Greta Thunberg to be crowned the nation’s most inspirational “green” celebrity – closely followed by Prince William and Prince Charles.

The 95-year-old conservationist topped a list that included A-list stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie.

The youthful climate activist Greta Thunberg, who landed at number two on the list, was the youngest contender at the tender age of 18.

Research also found that several royals were placed in the top 10, including Prince William, Prince Charles and Kate Middleton.

But Prince Harry and Meghan Markle turned out not to be quite as popular for inspiring our great nation, finishing eighth and 25th, respectively.

A spokesman for Utilita, the utility behind the eco-list, said: “David Attenborough has done so much for this planet.

“It has graced our television screens for decades, informing the nation of the beautiful wildlife that surrounds us; he made a huge difference.

“But Mother Earth needs more of this from all of us – we all have an equal responsibility to care for our planet.

“And it’s important to note that every little action makes a difference; they all add up.”

Elon Musk, founder of the electric car maker Tesla, landed at number 17 on the list, while eco-warrior and actor Leonardo DiCaprio took seventh place.

It also found that three in four adults agree that it is important for personalities to be kind to the planet, and 55 percent say it is because they have to set an example.

And 61 percent said that public figures are just as responsible as any other person.

In fact, almost a quarter of respondents are more likely to change their habits and reproduce more sustainably what a celebrity did.

And a third were inspired to change their lives at some point after witnessing the actions of a public figure.

The study, conducted through OnePoll.com, also found that 71 percent of respondents believe that it is easier for celebrities to be sustainable because they have more money.

But 83 percent said personalities are also making a big contribution to the climate crisis, and 77 percent said they could do more than they already do.

While they agree that famous faces could do more, 49 percent of UK adults said they could make more changes themselves.

Only three in ten believe they are doing as much as possible.

Unplugging electrical appliances that are not in use, dropping the temperature on a wash cycle, and repairing broken items instead of replacing them with new ones are among the most common environmental measures taken by the British.

The spokesman for Utilita, the energy company founded to help households use and waste less energy, added, “We are all equally responsible for protecting our planet and preventing further damage.

“It’s important to realize that we all make a difference, whether it’s a seemingly small difference, like turning down the heating, to something that requires a bigger investment like installing solar panels on your roof, everything adds up.

“Celebrities are another powerful voice that can pave the way for a greener future.”

The 30 Most Inspirational Celebrities:

  1. David Attenborough
  2. Greta Thunberg
  3. Prince William
  4. Prince Charles
  5. Joanna Lumley
  6. Kate Middleton
  7. Leonardo Dicaprio
  8. Prince Harry
  9. Dr. Jane Goodall
  10. Al Gore
  11. Jamie Oliver
  12. Stella McCartney
  13. Angelina Jolie
  14. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  15. Emma Watson
  16. The hairy bikers
  17. Elon Musk
  18. Cameron Diaz
  19. Deborah Meaden
  20. Gwyneth Paltrow
  21. Drew Barrymore
  22. Sting
  23. Daryl Hannah
  24. Lucy Watson
  25. Meghan Markle
  26. Rosario Dawson
  27. Jaden Smith
  28. Cate Blanchett
  29. Julia Roberts
  30. Zac Efron

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