Chart-topping singer, Ellie Goulding, has joined forces with wildlife charity WWF as an ambassador to “speak up for our extraordinary planet.”
Goulding, whose hits include Love Me Like You Do and Burn, has been an active supporter of climate change issues and has previously joined fellow celebrities including wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and ex-Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq in writing to prime minister Boris Johnson to urge the government to cut climate emissions to net-zero.
The musician was also among the attendees in Glasgow last November for the Cop26 climate summit.
Goulding said: “I’m delighted to join WWF as an ambassador because I’m passionate about speaking up for our extraordinary planet.
“I know that the climate crisis and the destruction of nature can feel overwhelming at times, but I promise you when millions of people stand together, and demand change, the dial begins to shift.
“One thing we know is that every second counts and every second we need to agitate for change. I want to be part of that.”
Ellie Goulding joins other celebrity ambassadors for the WWF including The Blue Planet presenter Sir David Attenborough and actor Anna Friel.
Tanya Steele, chief executive of WWF-UK, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ellie as an ambassador at such a crucial time.
“She is an incredible advocate and will help us drive forward our work and raise awareness of the need for climate action.
“When we make changes in our own lives to reduce our impact on the planet, we inspire those around us to do the same and, together, we are a powerful global movement that governments and businesses can’t ignore.”
“We all depend on nature – and nature needs us to stand up for it every day. By 2030, our natural world could be recovering all around us.
“Our leaders have promised to put nature at the heart of climate action, to secure a safer future for all of us.
“Now we must make sure they deliver on that promise.”
The WWF website is asking for new members to support their planet-saving mission, saying that “Climate change affects us all – wildlife and people. To protect wildlife, we have to protect our one shared home. Together, we can do it.”