After the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, Animals Asia, the organisation that runs the moon bears sanctuary, came to the rescue of the surviving dogs and cats. People are lining up to hand over their pet dogs for safe-keeping until they are back on their feet.
The Titanic star, who is also an outspoken environmentalist has just purchased a ‘green’ flat in New York’s pioneering Riverhouse complex. DiCaprio’s representative confirmed the sale but did not reveal how much the star had paid. A statement was released, however, saying “Riverhouse is a prime example of how green technology is both accessible and achievable for new residential developments – it is a groundbreaking building.”
What we know is that Riverhouse offers one-bedroom properties from $835,000 and four-bedroom homes from $2,975,000, so it’s somewhere in between.
The 264-unit complex in Rockefeller Park was built using locally acquired renewable materials, is partly powered by solar energy,offers a 24-hour fresh-filtered air system and boasts green rooftops planted with pine trees.
Riverhouse residents also have access to a children’s playroom, media cafe, fitness centre, dog spa and a treehouse. DiCaprio has long been an ardent campaigner on green issues. He was one of the first people to buy a hybrid car and has established his environment awareness organisation the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
Georgie is a young and cute little Maltese that was abandoned for no reason in the street of Hong Kong. It was hungry, dirty, smelly and oh so very sad. Luckily it was found by the team of Hong Kong Dog Rescue and was given another chance: a New Leash of Life! Watch the makeover at SO-U.TV