Former ‘James Bond’ Star Arrives in Limo to Receive Environmentalist Award
November 11, 2008 - 5:32 PMFormer "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan arrived at the Jane Goodall Institue awards ceremony – where he was honored for his commitment to environmental education – in a luxury Lincoln Town Car.
He told CNSNews.com that he has taken steps to reduce his carbon footprint by driving a hydrogen car for his personal use.
“Driving a hydrogen car,” said Brosnan. “That’s one step.”
According to the Lincoln Automotive Marketing Department and their media Web site, Lincoln does not make an electric, hybrid, or hydrogen version of the Town Car, the vehicle Brosnan, 55, and his wife Keely Shaye, 45, arrived in at the event. But Brosnan reportedly owns a hydrogen-powered four-door BMW.
According to the Jane Goodall Institute Web site, Brosnan and his wife were being honored for their “Responsible Activism in Media and Entertainment” and their support of Roots & Shoots, the global environmental youth program created by Goodall, who is well-known for her 45-year study of chimpanzees in the wild.
“Keely and I are honored to be in Washington, D.C., at such an exciting time in this nation's history and to accept this award from our dear friend Dr. Jane Goodall,” Brosnan reportedly told the crowd at the $500-a-plate fundraiser.
People magazine reported that, at the event, Brosnan said of his wife: “This is a partnership now of 16 years, and she has educated me on the environment and how to bring up children, whether it’s the food they eat or the food that we grow at home in Hawaii: clean water, good vegetables, recycling.”
Brosnan’s publicist Jennifer Allen was not available for comment about the actor’s hydrogen car.