TreeHugger Star Search: Harrison Ford (on eBay!)
Conservationist and box-office star Harrison Ford will be offering up his ruggedly handsome self for the environment this month. If you've got extra green burning a whole in your organic cotton pockets, you can bid on lunch for two with Ford on ebay starting at $2,500 (if Ford doesn't float your boat, you can also name a microbial species starting at $2,000). The lunch money benefits the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
Among Ford's green carpet honors for conservation are the 2002 Environmental Citizen Awards, ICCF Good Steward Award, and The World Ecology Award. The actor has also served on the board for Conservation International for over a decade. Back at home in Jackson, Wyoming, he donated 400 acres of his own property for conservation easement to the Jackson Hole Land Trust.
Don't think the third richest movie star in Hollywood is just writing checks and shaking hands Ford's been known to police over the Hudson River in his helicopter, in an effort to crack down on polluters.
Says Ford of the importance of biodiversity, "When we protect the places where the processes of life can flourish, we strengthen not only the future of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also the essential condition for peace and prosperity."