1. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is widely known for being a triple threat: He’s a talented actor, extremely intelligent, and a dedicated activist. His focus? The global scarcity of clean water, particularly in Africa. As a co-founder of H2O Africa, he has worked to promote health, human rights, political stability, sustainable development, and environmental protection through clean water projects. The organization merged with WaterPartners in 2009 to create Water.org, an action-focused movement that is digging wells, safeguarding supplies, and advocating for justice all over the world. The most important thing? Matt isn’t just about talking up the problem and waiting for someone else to fix it. He addresses big problems, but then focuses on solutions. Hoorah for taking action!