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Lili Reinhart's Advice for Empowering Youth: "Stay Informed"

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“To be honest, I have lived my life maybe a little bit uneducated on the environmental issues that we’re obviously dealing with today. I think I’ve been a little sheltered from it,” Lili Reinhart tells me over the phone on Thursday, with a refreshing sense of honesty. The actress is famous for roles in Riverdale and Hustlers — and now, she is using her huge fanbase for good. Reinhart has partnered with a major company to use her platform to advocate for the climate crisis, an issue she recently began learning about.

“I [think it’s important to] pay attention to the news and read articles every morning when I wake up and see what’s happening,” Reinhart, 23, says. “[And if I] grow up to have children, [I think] about the world that they’re going to be brought into. I think I’ve become a lot more environmentally conscious, and so when this opportunity came along, I was obviously very supportive.” The opportunity Reinhart is referring to is one with American Express, as she’s the newest ambassador for the company’s Green from Amex card, which is made from recycled ocean plastic.