Hugh Jackman, eco dad, celebrity do gooder, green dad

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1. Hugh Jackman

Star of screen and stage Hugh Jackman is one of those magnetic people who radiates good. After a trip to Ethiopia, he developed entrepreneurship opportunities for coffee farmers there through his Laughing Man Foundation. He has since opened a cafe serving coffee and tea and donates all the profits towards building relationships with farmers and providing community opportunities. This proud papa of two is also a devoted dad to several lucky pups who he prominently features on his Instagram page.

Blake Mycoskie, eco dad, parenting, TOMS

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2. Blake Mycoskie

The founder and face of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie wrote the book on the socially responsible business and one-for-one giving model-literally. TOMS, which began by giving a pair of shoes to a child in need every time a pair was purchased, has expanded to improving access to water, providing safe births, donating sight-saving eye treatments and glasses, and tackling the issue of bullying. He also set a great example to new parents by taking paternity leave after the birth of his son and then passing along the option to his employees.

Mark Ruffalo, eco dad, celeb dad, green dad

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3. Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo is everywhere these days, and we’re not just referring to his successful career. Despite being an in-demand actor, this dad of three regularly meets with political leaders, protests fracking, fights for women’s rights, supports clean energy, and raises money for clean water efforts.

Prince Charles, organic gardening, green celebs, green royalty

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4. Prince Charles

Despite being next in line to the throne, we kind of think Prince Charles would just be happy promoting organic gardening and turning the royal gardens into a woodland retreat for his grandkids. He has been an outspoken advocate for sustainable agriculture as well as supporting vulnerable and at-risk young people with The Prince’s Trust.

James Cameron, vegan dad, environmentalism, environmentalist dad

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5. James Cameron

Director and dad James Cameron has dreamed up entire imaginary worlds for his movie audiences, but he has a vision of creating a better world right here and now. Along with his wife and kids, Cameron adopted a vegan diet and helped start the first vegan K-12 school in the U.S.

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Mark Zuckerberg, paternity leave, parental leave, inspiring dad

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6. Mark Zuckerberg

The founder of Facebook and new dad happily supports programs and services for families including donating $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital and developing a school that will provide the students and their families with free healthcare as well as education. He also took two months of paternity leave and encourages other parents to also take advantage of Facebook’s generous paid parental leave.

Jamie Oliver, Food revolution, sustainable food, eco celeb

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7. Jamie Oliver

Chef Jamie Oliver keeps adding to his brood — baby #5 is set to arrive this summer! With such a large family, it’s no wonder Oliver has become a huge advocate for healthy, sustainable fare including school lunches. With programs in the U.S. and the U.K. he continues to fight to revolutionize the diets and lifestyles of families.

Matt Damon, water non-profit, celebrity do gooder, celebrity dad

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8. Matt Damon

Daddy to four girls, Matt Damon is one of the founders of Whether using press stunts to raise awareness (such as saying he was going to avoid using the toilet to raise awareness about clean water) or taking trips to check on the progress of wells, Damon does the work!

Jon Stewart, eco friendly dad, animal sanctuary, green dad

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9. Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is likely to get slightly less lip from his newest colleagues since most of them can’t even talk. He and his wife turned their New Jersey farm into animal sanctuary and have rescued multiple animals; word has it, Steward also recently became a vegetarian.

Brad Pitt, eco celeb, eco dad, green dad

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10. Brad Pitt

While Brad Pitt and his famous family may live the high-flying life, he certainly has his feet on the ground with regards to others’ basic needs. Pitt has been instrumental in Make It Right, a non-profit that builds eco-friendly, affordable, and solar powered homes in areas including Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans.

Paul McCartney, eco celeb, green dad, veg dads

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11. Paul McCartney

This Beatle begat an eco-friendly fashion designing goddess-Stella, who is known for her ethical standards as much as for her gorgeous creations. Dad is no slouch either, posing for PETA and speaking often about his long-term vegetarianism.

Ed Begley Jr, environmentalist, eco celeb, inspiring dad

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12. Ed Begley Jr.

Actor Ed Begley Jr. infuses the eco-friendly into everyday of his life with his wife and daughter, filming the building of his new LEED-platinum certified home, creating a line of plant-based, natural cleaners, even biking to the Academy Awards in lieu of a limo.

Richard Branson, eco dad, eco celebrity, inspiring dad

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13. Richard Branson

Richard Branson created his first charity at the age of 17, and he doesn’t show any sign of slowing down: this father and grandfather pledged $3 billion over the next decade towards efforts reducing global warming, is a patron of the IRC, and set up a non-profit that encourages his staff to problem solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Russell Simmons, eco entrepreneur, eco friendly dad, inspiring dad

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14. Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons has been riding the vegan yogi wave for quite some time, and he credits his mindful lifestyle for his epic business success. The dad of two girls, Simmons has also supported PETA and Farm Sanctuary in addition to various social equality platforms.

John Legend, eco celebrity, green family, celebrity

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15. John Legend

Happy first Father’s Day to singer and songwriter John Legend! This proud papa has long supported education programs such as Teach for America and Harlem Village Academies since before his baby Luna was even a twinkle in his eye. Additionally, Legend started The Show Me Campaign to “elevate and celebrate teachers.”

Bono, eco-friendly dads, celebrity, celebrity do gooders

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16. Bono

In between giving concerts worldwide and recording hit after hit, Bono devotes himself to (RED), which seeks to end AIDS by providing support, education, and medication to numerous countries in Africa. He and his wife founded an African-inspired global fashion brand that sources sustainable production, partners with artisans, and supports community initiatives.

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