- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Australian actress Yael Stone said she is giving up her U.S. green card and returning to her home country as a way to cut down on her carbon footprint from having to use air travel.

Ms. Stone, best known for her role as Lorna Morello in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” said the ongoing bushfires in Australia inspired her to fight the “climate war” from home.

“Not environmentally ethical to build a life across two continents,” the actress tweeted. “Time to make a sacrifice.”

Ms. Stone tweeted a video of herself informing fans of her decision.

“The carbon emissions alone from that flying — it’s unethical, it’s not right,” she said in the video. “So, I will be going through the process of giving up my green card and saying goodbye to a life in America. I’m going to be here in Australia doing the work I can to make a difference here, because the time is now.

“This is war — and we’ve only got 10 years, so let’s make these sacrifices,” she added.

Her announcement came one day after actor Joaquin Phoenix used his Golden Globe Award acceptance speech to call on Hollywood to walk the walk when it comes to climate change.

“We don’t have to take private jets to Palm Springs for the awards sometimes or back, please,” the “Joker” star said Sunday night.

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