Actress Rhona Mitra, star of The Gates, joined national environmental group Global Green USA last week to see the impacts of the BP spill for herself.

Mitra met with Plaquemines Parrish President Billy Nungesser and discussed the opportunities for embracing a clean energy future for the region before getting on a boat to witness the oil soaked coastline and ongoing cleanup efforts.

After the tour, Mitra and Global Green staffers discovered a small oil-soaked bird and called the wildlife rescue hotline (that sends ambulances out to aid injured wildlife) and left the bird in the care of some locals who are helping rescue oiled wildlife.

Mitra is currently shooting “The Gates” in Shreveport, Louisiana and said, “I’m embedded in the Louisiana community and I’m in awe of their resilience.”

She joined Global Green to help raise awareness of the spill and help the public understand the enormity of this disaster as well as the need and opportunity to invest in cleaner and greener energy solutions and local sustainable choices that can improve the lives of people throughout the Gulf region.

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