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Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo launch clean energy push (+video)

Movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo are partnering on '100%', a campaign aimed at making renewable energy affordable and available to everyone.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the Solutions Project garden party at La Plaza Cultural on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in New York.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo have teamed up in a bid to widen access to clean energy.

The movie stars launched "100%," a campaign aimed at making energy from renewable sources available to everyone — and making it affordable.

DiCaprio has spent much of the last few years supporting environmental and animal conservation efforts. At Thursday night's event, the actor said the clean energy movement was no longer about politics, but humanity.

The event was held at a community garden in New York City. Musicians and dancers entertained the crowd while a solar-powered pizza truck provided food. A solar powered cell phone charging station was also available.

This event comes on the heels of Pope Francis' urgent plea on Thursday for the world to clean up the environment, likening it to a moral issue.

 
 
 

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