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Jane Fonda: ‘Climate change activism saved me from depression’

Jane Fonda was “slipping into despair” before she began acting on her passion for climate change activism.

The star has been a longtime climate change activist and, for the last six months, she’s been hosting Fire Drill Fridays – which get people involved in advocating for environmental change.

Speaking to USA Today, the Grace and Frankie star admits she “spent a year depressed about climate change and feeling I wasn’t doing enough” before she finally decided to step out and make a change.

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“Once I went to D.C. and began that action, my despondency disappeared,” the star insists.

The actress is hoping her forthcoming tome What Can I Do? My Path From Climate Despair To Action will encourage others to follow in her footsteps.

She told U.S. late-night Seth Meyers that she’d been inspired to get involved when she heard that not enough older people were fighting to raise awareness of the climate crisis.

“I said, ”Well, I’m going to answer the call, an ageing movie star’,” she recalled. “I’ll bop in there, and I’m going to try to make a difference and try to alert people to what’s happening.”

What Can I Do? My Path From Climate Despair To Action is out now.

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