Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions for the Environment

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions for the Environment

Using his time off from acting to stand up for the environment, Leonardo DiCaprio organized a charity auction to benefit conservation programs.

Along with Christie”s, the “Great Gatsby” star hopes to raise over $18 million from auctioning off artwork from today”s hottest contemporary artists.

The 11th Hour Auction will be held on Monday (May 13) and include pieces by Banksy, Robert Longo, Peter Beard, Elizabeth Peyton, Ed Ruscha, and Julian Schnabel.

In a statement about the important cause, Leo said, “Nature is abundant and it is resilient, but we have to take action now to protect our planet before it is too late.”