As our personal and professional lives are upended by the coronavirus pandemic—and the world grinds nearly to a halt—it’s easy to forget that climate change continues apace. Just yesterday, the Trump administration rolled back a key Obama-era policy that drastically limited auto pollution. The White House’s blatant disregard for the environment is a reminder that when it comes to the climate crisis, we still have an important role to play.
Perhaps no one understands that more than these entertainers-turned-activists, who are harnessing their platforms and projects to take action. The powerhouse women featured here span generations and genres, but one thing firmly unites them: their passion for our planet. For our second annual Conservation Issue, we go behind the scenes of Jane Fonda’s bold new protest movement—and the night she spent in jail. Rosario Dawson shares how growing up in a family of squatters inspires her work today. Grimes tells us how motherhood makes her want to fight harder for the planet. And Madelaine Petsch tells us how she makes going vegan easy. Different tactics, different approaches, but the same goal—securing the earth’s future.