Yesterday, on World Environment Day, 17-year-old actress Q’orianka Kilcher showed up in Equador to protest ChevronTexaco’s dumping of 18.5 billion gallons of toxic chemicals into the Amazon rainforest between the 1960s and 1990s.
Kilcher, who played Pocahontas in the movie “The New World” with Colin Farrell, today will join actress Daryl Hannah in opening the Crude Reflections photography exhibition, which shows the human impact of the disaster, at Ecuador’s Guayasamin Museum.
Ms. Kilcher made news this past March when she became the second person in history to lease a Honda FCX hydrogen fuel cell automobile. The Honda FCX is Kilcher’s first car and first step in thumbing her nose at Big Oil.
At this rate, Ms. Kilcher could also become the first driver in modern history to not use a gallon of gasoline in her lifetime. Now, this my friends, will be a protest.