Celebs Flock to Climate-Change “Camp” on Not-So-Eco-Friendly Yachts and Private Jets

Not a great look

Google Camp
Leo's been an outspoken activist for years. Hopefully he leaves his private jet at home.
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By Kayla Kibbe / July 31, 2019 10:17 am

Google has invited the world’s wealthiest to the Sicilian seaside for an elite adult summer camp. The exclusive event, dubbed Google Camp, hosts high-profile A-listers from Leonardo DiCaprio to Barack Obama to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues over a luxury multi-day getaway.

At the top of the event’s agenda this year? Climate change. “Everything is about global warming, that is the major topic this year,” a source reportedly told The Post.

This makes sense, considering some of the event’s most high-profile members, DiCaprio and Obama included, have been vocal climate change activists. As The Post noted, however, not all the celebs who made the star-studded guest list are practicing the eco-conscious attitudes they’ve come to preach. According to Italian press reports, attendees are expected to arrive in no fewer than 114 private jets, which The Post estimated will release about 100,000 kilograms of CO2 into the air.

“Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to discuss how to make the world better,” one source reportedly told The Post, “which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen.”

Some guests have chosen to forgo the private jet in favor of massive yachts. Unfortunately, the $200 million yacht Harry Styles  reportedly cruised in on, which boasts two 2,300-horsepower diesel engines, isn’t really an improvement, environmentally speaking.

The ultra exclusive event hosted by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin cost the tech giants a rumored $20 million. Other A-listers who received invites to the luxurious summit at Sicily’s Verdura Resort include a variety of celerities such as Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Prince Harry and Elton John.

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