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Jackie Chan Hopes His Green Hero Art Exhibit Inspires Environmental Stewardship

Jan 24, 2019, 6:11 PM | Updated: Jan 26, 2019, 10:13 am

PARK CITY, Utah – Jackie Chan is just as funny, smiley and lighthearted as you’d expect, but he’s not joking around about the environment.

While he may be known for his kung-fu, Jackie Chan hopes his “Green Hero” exhibit won’t make Utahns want to physically fight like him but fight for a better world.

“If this trip I can influence two people, one person. Okay. Then you don’t have the pressure. That’s why I come to Utah and I just do the best I can,” he said at the revealing of his recycled exhibit at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City Thursday.

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Artists used scraps from Chan’s movie sets to make art for his “Green Hero” exhibit.

The kung-fu master and movie stuntman says we can all be environmental superheroes.

Chan says he became invested in making a difference on Mother Earth when he started traveling the world.

Jackie Chan panel discussion at The Leonardo

Jackie Chan panel discussion at The Leonardo

His movie sets stress sustainability and when he travels, he brings his own soap and slippers.

Jackie Chan hopes his exhibit here at inspires all of us to be better stewards of the environment.

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Students from Mountain View Elementary got a sneak peek.

“I never thought I was going to meet someone like that,” said fifth-grader Carlos in awe.

These elementary kids lead the Salt Lake City School District in recycling.

“It was really cool because like I didn’t know he was that creative. I knew he was in a lot of movies, but I didn’t know he was that creative,” said Carlos.

“It inspires us to make our planet good and safe,” said his fellow classmate Hillary.

Thursday afternoon, Chan stopped by their school to check in on what they’ve been learning.

Jackie Chan says the future is looking brighter, as more people are concerned about our planet.

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While we had his attention, we had to ask him about his future, specifically about another Rush Hour movie, “The past two years we’ve been talking about the script. The script I just don’t really like it,” said Chan. “After tomorrow then I go back to LA meeting. Rush Hour 4.”

The Jackie Chan Green Hero exhibit at The Leonardo opens to the public Saturday, January 26th through April 28th.

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Jackie Chan Hopes His Green Hero Art Exhibit Inspires Environmental Stewardship