Thursday, August 10, 2006
Los Angeles (Reuters): When Barbra Streisand sings, the cash register rings at Bill Clinton's favorite charity. With a gift of 1 million dollars, Streisand has selected the former president's Climate Change Initiative as the first recipient to benefit from the millions she has pledged to charitable causes generated by her upcoming national concert tour. The gift helped make Streisand the leading contributor to Clinton's effort to bring together a consortium of major cities around the world to drive down greenhouse gas emissions. Streisand recently announced that she would undertake a concert tour in October and November to help raise money for organizations dealing with environmental, women's health and educational issues. A spokesman for Streisand said she has been funding efforts to deal with global climate change since the late 1980s.