Leadership Council:
Dev Patel

“I hope to open eyes and save lives. Even I wasn’t aware of how big the problem of pollution was until a couple of years ago when I went on a research trip for a film project to India. I witnessed firsthand the appalling conditions the poor families had to face every day who live near what is now an abandoned toxic hotspot.”

Dev Patel is an Academy Award nominated actor known for his work in films and television, including, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, LION, BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL and HBO’s THE NEWSROOM. He is also responsible for helping to name “Pure Earth,” which was formerly known as Blacksmith Institute. “Pure Earth reminds me of people, communities, positivity and well-being.”