'This Is War': OITNB Star Gives Up US Green Card To Fight 'Climate War'
'Orange Is The New Black' star Yael Stone has vowed to return to her home country of Australia in order to cut carbon emissions from flying often between the two countries.
Announcing her decision in a video posted to Twitter, the 34-year-old captioned the post “Time to make a sacrifice” before explaining in the clip that it was not “environmentally ethical to build a life across two continents”.
“After a long, considered process, we’ve come to understand that it’s unethical for us to set up a life in two countries, knowing what we know,” Yael said in the video.
“The carbon emissions alone from that flying, it’s unethical. It’s not right. So I will be going through the process of giving up my green card and saying goodbye to my life in America,” she continued.
“This is war, and we’ve only got 10 years, so we have to make sacrifices," she concluded, adding, “This is just the beginning for me.”
In a previous video posted to her Instagram on Sunday, the actress expressed her anger over the lack of action when it comes to the devastating bushfires currently burning throughout the country.
"I’m sitting in a dark room wondering what the hell is happening. Our country is on fire… and our prime minister has done absolutely nothing," she said.
"Cold, calculated nothing. We don’t have leaders, we have cowards."
Stone is one of many Aussie celebrities speaking out about the bushfire crisis, with fellow stars Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and Kylie Minogue all making huge donations to help the cause.
International stars have also drawn attention to the crisis, with Sir Elton John announcing during his concert at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday night that he would be donating a whopping $1 million to the bushfire disaster relief fund, while singer Pink has pledged $500k to the fund.