Super Junior member and UNICEF Ambassador Choi Siwon has declared vegetarianism.
On January 16th, Choi Siwon, a goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF, wrote on his Instagram, “The climate crisis is a crisis for all of us, including children. 815 million children around the world currently live in environments at high risk of exposure to pollution.”
He posted a photo with Hong Jung Wook, chairman of Korea’s World Wildlife Fund, and asked for fans to join, saying, “To reduce the climate crisis, I’m going to practice a vegetarian diet with Chairman Hong Jung Wook today!”
Since 2010, Choi Siwon has continued his donation activities through the UNICEF campaign. He was appointed UNICEF’s special representative in November 2015. As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the East Asia-Pacific region, he is striving for global peace besides his singing career.
This time, he has become an example for his statements about the climate crisis and his actions to practice. Following Park Jin Hee, who recently held a one-man protest related to the climate crisis, he has been reborn as an environmental keeper.
The following is the full text of Choi Siwon Choi’s post.
“Hello. This is UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Choi Siwon!
The climate crisis is a crisis for all of us. 815 million children worldwide currently live in environments at high risk of exposure to lead pollution.
Children who are least responsible for the climate crisis are suffering the most. The climate crisis can only be slowed down when our attention and efforts come together.
I’m going to practice a vegetarian diet with Chairman Hong Jung Wook today to reduce the climate crisis! Everyone, please join UNICEF’s campaign that urges all of us to pay attention and take action to reduce the climate crisis that threatens the lives of children around the world.
One vegetarian meal a day is a small but big change to reduce the climate crisis! That first step means one practice a day. Thank you so much to those who introduced me to delicious meals despite being busy!