Gisele made an appearance in New York City on Sunday, where her new position was announced, and talked about how excited she was. She told the crowd, "I'm really honored to have received a call from the UN to spread the message about climate change in the world.”
She continued, "I started paying attention to what was happening with the environment when I had a visit to the Xingu area of the Amazon in 2003. I spent a week with an Indian tribe and everyone was complaining they were getting sick because the waters were polluted.”
"All these pesticides were going into the rivers because there were no trees to protect the rivers. The fish were sick. The water was polluted. I was like, 'Who is doing something about this?' "
Gisele then founded her charity, Agua Limpa, which helps to plant trees along the Amazon to help purify the water.
Gisele said, "I couldn't have asked for a better childhood. We must act now, so future generations have the same opportunity. Mother Earth is our fundamental life-support system, and by becoming aware and responsible now, we can assist in preserving the planet."
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