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Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan has been honored for his charity work in a special ceremony in Washington DC.

Along with his wife Keely Shaye, the 55-year-old was presented with the Responsible Activism in Media and Entertainment award at the second annual Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards Celebration on Friday night.

“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," said the actor, who has been involved in the institute’s Roots + Shoots global environmental youth program since its inception. “I have a wonderful wife in Keely, who is very versed in the world of green. 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.”

The Jane Goodall Institute aims to empower people to make a difference for all living things by creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world.

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