Environmental protection: These celebrities are campaigning for a better climate

environmental Protection
These celebrities are campaigning for a better climate

Comedian Eckart von Hirschhauen is a supporter of Fridays For Future.

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With the increasing environmental and climate problems, the number of prominent climate protection supporters in Germany is also growing.

“Green issues” are currently receiving a lot of support in Germany – also from celebrities. Some of them have been campaigning for the environment for years, others have only recently discovered the topic for themselves. German celebrities are committed to a better climate and a healthier environment.


Sustainably produced food is important in order to be able to supply everyone in the long term. There is hardly any other food that is as true as fish. That is why the German Environmental Aid 2009 the “Fischlove” campaign came into being, for which celebrities are regularly photographed naked with threatened or overfished fishbone friends. The actors Benno Fürmann, Christine Paul, Katja Riemann, Nina Hoss, Tom Wlaschiha and Vicky Krieps were most recently there.

In general, numerous celebrities are campaigning for either completely stopping meat and fish consumption or reducing it drastically. Thomas D, Lucas Reiber, Emilia Schüle, Nena, Kaya Yanar, Alexandra Neldel, Hannes Jaenicke, Christoph Maria Herbst, Serge Gnabry, and, and, and – they all completely avoid animal products and are vegan. Some of them therefore also support the animal welfare organization Peta, for example Thomas D.

Clean drinking water

Water is the basis of all life and even in Germany this important resource is coming under increasing pressure. Because this applies even more to regions in the south or outside of Europe, we are working together with the Nonprofit Viva con Agua For years several celebrities have been strongly committed to the correct handling of the most important of all raw materials. Among them actor Lukas Rieger, musician Fynn Kliemann, the moderators Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, or the soccer players Jérôme Boateng and Neven Subotic.


The example of rubbish shows that the principle of sustainability goes further than nutrition. If more and more microplastics and heavy metal residues end up in the soil and drinking water, in the long run we are digging up our own livelihoods. In order to use the resources of our environment sensibly, Janin Ullmann, Gil Ofarim, Benno Fürmann and Jasmin Wagner support this year “Recycled Light” campaign from Lightcycle. The purpose: to raise awareness that modern lamps such as energy-saving lamps or LEDs do not go into household waste, but rather to the official collection points belong. Thanks to correct lamp recycling, the raw materials they contain can be turned into new lights.

From awareness to action

However, in order to be able to change one’s own actions, there must be an awareness of the problem. For example, the bands Die Ärzte or Wir Sind Helden not only sing against the impending environmental catastrophe, but also make an active contribution: The doctors have been touring climate-neutral since 2007, Wir Sind Helden does not fly within Germany and even tours by train.

Be active

The GermanZero Association Develops a climate protection law that is to be passed in the Bundestag in 2022. His goal: to make Germany climate neutral by 2035. The campaign is supported by actors Raul Krauthausen, comedienne Carolin Kebekus, musician Jan Delay, YouTuber Rezo, presenter Joko Winterscheidt, soccer player André Schürrle, actors Bjarne Mädel and Lea van Acken and many other German stars. In total, more than 60 celebrities take part in the association’s appeal for donations, which aims to pass the law, “which should have been there long ago,” as the Hamburg author Rocko Schamoni puts it in a nutshell.