Lesbian.com, June 24, 2012
Former “Xena: Princess Warrior” star Lucy Lawless is back in the news for her efforts to protect the environment. On Friday, the New Zealand actress spoke at a UN Earth Summit press conference, revealing a plan to have the High Arctic declared a global sanctuary.
Lawless discussed the plan alongside entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, and Greenpeace International’s Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and now joins a number of high-profile celebrities who are adamant about legally protecting the uninhabited area around the North Pole from polluters.
The move comes after Lawless recently plead guilty to trespassing in a charge related to the occupation of an oil drilling ship in protest of planned drilling operations in the Arctic.