Supermodel Gisele becomes UN Environmental Ambassador

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen has become the latest celebrity to offer her services as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme.

The supermodel has always been outspoken on environmental issues and will lend her celebrity to help raise awareness of key issues.

“I’m really honoured to join UNEP’s work on the environment,” she said.

“The environment has always been my passion. I grew up in a small town and I had the opportunity to live surrounded by nature. I couldn’t have asked for a better childhood.

“We must act now, so future generations have the same opportunity. Mother Earth is our fundamental life-support system, and by becoming aware and responsible now, we can assist in preserving the planet.”

She added: “I have been working on environmental issues for a long time and agreed to become a Goodwill Ambassador to be part of a global and far-reaching organisation.

“Now it’s about action on a global scale to secure a healthy future for the next generation, wherever they live in the world.”

Achim Steiner, UNEP executive director said: “Gisele is among a handful of talented individuals and personalities that have a truly global reach.

“She is also a committed and passionate environmentalist. UNEP is delighted to welcome her on board as a Goodwill Ambassador so that with her help, we can make environmental action a global brand and a life-style choice, from New York to Nairobi and from Sao Paolo to Shanghai.”

Sam Bond

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