Matt Damon might be best known for films such as Good Will Hunting, The Bourne Identity and Ocean’s Thirteen, but the actor is also a passionate advocate for the environment as well as human rights. He is the co-founder of, a non-profit organization that works to provide clean and safe water around the world. He has also translated this passion into film, with the release of “Promised Land” which he co-wrote and stars in.

Promised Land is the story of a salesman for a natural gas company who experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. In simpler words: fracking.

Matt attended the 2013 EMA Awards, where he received the Environmental Media Association’s Ongoing Commitment Award for his environmental work over the years. TreeLiving had the chance to speak with him about his new movie, the importance of making films that matter and his commitment to create a better world.

Check out the interview below:


Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.

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