Coal-Clad Celebrities Take Part in Greenpeace Israel Exhibition

"bar refaeli environment"Israeli celebrities pose for coal-clad glamor shots in order to protest the construction of a new coal-burning electric plant in Ashkelon.

Celebrities can often use their star power for good, such as drawing attention to a worthy cause.  About a year ago, Lebanese celebrities made a statement about transportation by biking down a green carpet to a movie premiere.  In Israel, Karnit Goldwasser (widow of abducted IDF soldier Ehud Goldwasser) turned her celebrity status into something green by hosting a segment on a television show about environmental issues.

Now a group of 15 Israeli celebrities and public figures have joined up with Greenpeace Israel and decided to use their stardust to help save the environment.

"greenpeace israel coal exhibition"The 15 stars – which include global supermodel Bar Refaeli, actor Moshe Ivgi, musicians Mosh Ben Ari and Achinoam Nini, and former Israeli Environment Minister Yossi Sarid – all posed for a photo shoot in which they were covered (or smothered) in coal.

The harsh and stark imagery is intended to convey the celebrities’ protest against the construction of a new coal-burning power plant in Ashkelon, a campaign that Greenpeace Israel has been pushing for some time now.

The photos will be displayed in an exhibition at a stylish downtown design studio in Tel Aviv, Kastiel, which opens next week.  The opening, which is sure to be glamorous (and hopefully eco-friendly as well?) will be attended by current Israeli Environment Minister, Gilad Arden.

Image via: BemDevassa

Read more about Greenpeace Israel::
Greenpeace Mediterranean Demands that Nestle-Osem Give the Orangutans and Rainforests a Break
Greenpeace’s Flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, to Grace Tel Aviv and Haifa’s Harbors
Greenpeace Petition Calls on Netanyahu to Attend Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

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