Paris Brosnan has spoken about the roles each of us can play in protecting the environment.
The model, who is the son of Irish Hollywood legend Pierce Brosnan, was speaking at a fundraising event for the replanting of trees in the woodlands decimated by the Woolsey Fires in California.
The 2018 wildfire burned 96,949 acres of land, saw 295,000 people evacuated, and caused the deaths of three people.
The community has united, and hundreds of volunteers have created the ‘Re-Plant Love’ initiative which involves the planting of more than 3,000 trees and shrubs to begin the regrowth of the forests.
Brosnan said: “My family inspires me. Both of my parents work in the entertainment industry and both are also are passionate environmentalists.
“I once heard my mom say: ‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in’… But honestly, the most important thing we can do to help combat climate change is to pick a cause that we believe in that is authentic to our individual lives and values.
“I know I can amplify my voice by creating films that will raise awareness around the world. Someone else might choose to go vegan, drive an electric car, or build an eco-friendly house with solar panels. Collectively, each and every act makes a difference.
“Replanting trees in fire affected areas is vital for our future. I was raised in Malibu and witnessing the devastation caused by the Woolsey fires made ‘Re-Plant Love’ at Paramount Ranch, deeply personal.
“This unfortunate event impacted not only my own family and community, but much of southern California. I like being able to help make an impact locally by helping to plant over 3000 trees. It’s rewarding to work on socially relevant projects utilizing the resources I have and to give back to our global community.”
Brosnan is used to the limelight as the son of the former James Bond actor.
However, he is now happy to take the lion’s share of attention, as he continues his career in fashion. He has already appeared on the cover of GQ Korea and worked for Dolce & Gabanna.
Brosnan siad: “It’s exciting. I am thankful for this creative outlet and the opportunity to be surrounded by inspirational designers and artists.”
Paris was not the only member of the Brosnan family supporting the cause. His older brother Dylan performed with his band Raspberry Blond at the event.
Paris said: “Dylan is the coolest guy I know. He’s a talented musician, as well as a gifted filmmaker, and he always inspires me to be my best self and live my best life.”