Adrian Grenier

Actor & activist
Lonely Whale

Adrian Grenier is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He is best known for playing Vincent Chase in the TV series Entourage (2004–2011). Adrian is also a UN Ambassador within its environmental program. He founded The Lonely Whale Foundation to foster collaboration between organizations, scientists, policymakers, communities and documentarians to work toward the common goal of ocean preservation. He recently deployed a campaign called #StopSucking to push major companies to remove plastic straws from their offerings, successfully getting Starbucks onboard. Adrian was also named Dell Computer’s first-ever Social Good Advocate, working together for over 3 years to promote healthier, more sustainable choices for actions through digital storytelling and advocacy. Dell has subsequently introduced recycled ocean plastics into its supply chain. Up next – Adrian is launching Sea.Soil.Citizen as an overall umbrella for his environmental change efforts crossing oceans to land.

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