Inmaculada Jiménez styles environmental activist Gisele Bundchen for the June 2019 issue of ELLE Spain. Nino Munoz captures the cover star in an issue devoted to the environment.
Gisele has been a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Environment Programme since 2009. The Harvard Medical School has honored her with its Global Environmental Citizen Award.
The eco-warrior covered the April 2019 issue of Vogue Germany, devoted to sustainability.In stunning images, Gisele rises like a mythical firebird from the sea, lensed by Luigi & Iango. The photos were taken by photography duo Luigi and Iango in Santa Teresa, a small town in Costa Rica, where Gisele has a house with her husband Tom Brady and their children.
Gisele in Nairobi 2012
The superstar mother of two planted trees on a 21012 UN trip to Nairobi’s Kibera, home to the Kibera School for Girls, an education effort very close to the heart of GlamTribal and AOC. On the same trip, Gisele was upstaged by a hungry baby, two-month-old orphan elephant under the care of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary.
Gisele wrote on her Facebook page: 'When I went to Africa I discovered that elephants are one of the smartest and most complex mammals on earth. If we don’t protect them, they can be extinguished.
Gisele’s Beloved Trees
Gisele starred in National Geographic’s documentary series ‘Years of Living Dangerously’, taking viewers on an exploration of the intersection between deforestation and climate change in the Brazilian jungle.
Just yesterday, Gisele posted a sweet photo on Instagram of her planting her first tiny tree in the Gisele Bundchen forest in Brazil. You will find many videos and information about Gisele and the Amazon rainforest here on The Years Project.
in 2008, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel and her father founded the Clean Water Project, aka Projeto Água Limpa, in her hometown of Horizontina, Brazil. The charity planted 40,000 trees in the region to help recover the land,
Out of the Hot Tub, Into the Fire
Even Gisele walks into hot political waters. In January 2019 Brazil’s agricultural minister Tereza Cristina Dias accused Bundchen of tainting the country’s image abroad. During a radio interview, “Dias called the supermodel a “bad Brazilian” for denouncing deforestation and said the model should be promoting Brazil’s agriculture and industries,” wrote AP News.
During her radio interview, Minister Dias, nicknamed the “queen of poison” for pushing Brazilian Congressional legislation to loosen regulations around pesticides, was asked about the “PR problems” associated with the model’s activism.
“It’s absurd what they do today with the image of Brazil,” Dias said about Bundchen. “For some reason they go out and paint a picture of Brazil and its industries that is not true.”
“Sorry, Gisele Bundchen,” she continued. “You should be an ambassador and say that your country conserves, that your country is on the global vanguard of conservation, and not go around criticizing Brazil without knowing the facts.”
Gisele defended her environmental record and activism, citing numerous scientific facts. Bundchen encouraged Dias to use technology and scientific knowledge in Brazilian agriculture to avoid further deforestation that could lead Brazil “past the point of no return.”