“We must set an example now and move environmentalist from being the philosophy of a passionate minority … to a way of life that automatically integrates ecology into governmental policy and normal living standards.” – Google Camp attendee Leonardo DiCaprio.
Recently, high-profile celebrities descended to Italy for this year’s private Google event on the environment. As we have seen before, the world’s elite are traveling in style – on private planes. Lots of them:
Their three-day summer camp will cost the tech giant some $20 million, sources said.
Many of the guests, including Obama and DiCaprio — who has his own climate change foundation — have described global warming as the biggest threat to future generations.
But according to Italian press reports, the attendees were expected to show up in 114 private jets, and 40 had arrived by Sunday.
There’s a reason there are commercial flights, cruise ships and buses that take groups of people to common destinations at roughly the same time they want to get there, because it’s an efficient way to travel. Instead, many of the high profile celebrities traveled by private plane and yacht to the event. As one anonymous source reported:
“There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human rights, and of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen,” they said.