Oxfam Ambassadors Scarlett Johansson and Gael Garcia Bernal are heading to Cancun next week for the UN Climate Conference.
The pair and other celebs will be joining in on the UN negotiations to come to an agreement on a deal to address the growing threat of climate change.
Other celebs involved include actor Djimon Hounsou, supermodel Helena Christensen, and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis.
After the cut you can read an open letter to climate negotiators, signed by Scarlett among others.
Kids adore her in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Parents love her in movies like The Other Boleyn Girl and Lost in Translation. And now, kids and parents alike are applauding actress and singer Scarlett Johansson’s recent request to Congress to add more fruits, vegetables, and healthy meal options to school lunchrooms.
Johansson has written a letter to Congress urging support for the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010, H.R. 4870, which was introduced on March 18 by Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado. The bill would reward school districts for offering plant-based vegetarian options and healthful nondairy beverages.
“I’ve been involved with efforts to feed hungry children for years,” Johansson writes. “Millions of families in America rely on subsidized school lunches, and these meals are absolutely crucial to children’s well-being.”
“I’m delighted with this collaboration with Mango to promote a solidarity project which will benefit the fundation Oxfam International, who collaborates with the Haiti earthquake cause. Buying this bag I have specially designed for the ocassion, you will help to provide the people of Haiti with basic assistance, such as drinkable water.”
The international actress Scarlett Johansson has designed a supportive bag together with MANGO, which is available from today (while stocks last) at more than 1400 MANGO shops around the world and at Mangoshop.com.
The print of the bag represents an old cartography of the island of Haiti and contents the message (written and signed by the actress) Supporting the people of Haiti. Part of the profits will be donated to the NGO Oxfam international to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
American actress Scarlett Johansson has designed a handbag for Spanish fashion chain Mango in a charity initiative to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Johansson’s Haiti handbag will be distributed in all Mango stores worldwide from March 2010. All profits will be donated to INTERMÓN-OXFAM, which is helping victims of the disaster.
The Haiti handbag retails at £16.90 and will be exclusively available in more than 1,390 Mango stores.
Scarlett Johansson, who is the face of Mango, has designed a print on the handbag to represent the ancient cartography of Haiti. It contains the message “Supporting the people of Haiti” written and signed by the actress.
Johansson said: “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Mango to promote conscious consumerism and to benefit Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund. By purchasing this bag, which I specially designed, you are helping to provide life-saving assistance like clean water to the people of Haiti.”
You and three friends can meet Scarlett Johansson on opening night of her new play, A View from the Bridge, this Sunday (January 24) at NYC’s Cort Theatre.
You’ll get to watch the play, meet the 25-year-old actress at the after party, and help earthquake survivors in Haiti. If you’re lucky, you might spot Liev Schreiber at the after-party too!
All proceeds go to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund, which is helping to provide clean water and sanitation.
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As you all probably already know, there was a horrible tragedy this week in Haiti. Here is Scarlett’s official statement:
“My heart goes out to the millions of people affected by the tragic events that have afflicted Haiti. As an ambassador of Oxfam, I urge those who are able to donate to the organization which currently has over 200 people on the ground and a team of 15 highly-experienced emergency specialists based in the capital that are responding with public health, water and sanitation services to prevent the spread of water borne disease.”
Scarlett covers the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine (UK). She poses with (RED) clothes in the pictures, and in the article she’s interviewed by Bono (U2) talking about her trip to Rwanda last year to help to fight AIDS in Africa. It’s a great photoshoot, and it’s always nice to see her collaborating with any charity cause. I added HQ scans of the magazine to the gallery, and also the photoshoot. Click on the cover pic for the Scans!
Famous faces like George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Alicia Keys and others are lending their autographs to custom-designed collectible elephants for Hasbro Inc.’s Project Zambi, to bring awareness and raise money for the 15 million kids who have lost parents and relatives to AIDS. Fans can bid on the elephants — each one signed by a participating celeb — online from Oct. 5 – Oct. 15 at www.ebay.com/projectzambi.
Other celebs include: Jessica Biel, Glenn Close, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joely Fisher & Brad Garrett, Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, Heidi Klum, Kathy Najimy, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito, Graham Rahal, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, Taylor Swift, James Taylor, Barbara Walters, Denzel Washington and Naomi Watts.
Handbag Amnesty is back in collaboration with Cancer Research UK, hosting an auction of handbags donated from a number of A-listers, set to take place this October. Celebrities that have recently offered their designer goods for the upcoming Ebay auction include: Paris Hilton, Scarlett Johansson, Alexander McQueen (we’re bidding for his silver clutch), Hilary Alexander and Rachel Bilson. All winning bids will go to Cancer Research UK.