Last week "Orange is the New Black" actress Yael Stone stated she was giving up her US green card and returning home to Australia in order to reduce her carbon footprint and fight the "climate war".
On Saturday the Extinction Rebellion Northern Illawarra member reiterated this commitment when speaking at a special XRNI Bushfire Vigil & Fundraiser at Austinmer beach promenade.
The January 11 event which also included performances from Elana Stone and Holly Throsby, raised $3000 for the NSW Rural Fire Service.
But it was the appearance of Stone, days after making worldwide news, that drew most attention.
Stone, who has worked in both countries and starred as inmate Lorna Morello throughout the Netflix show's six-year run, said the bushfires tearing through Australia motivated her to make the decision.
Having a US green card allows the holder to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.
But the actor said it was time to make "sacrifices", adding that her decision to remain in Australia was made after a "long, considered process."
Stone said that it is "unethical for us to set up a life in two countries knowing what we know".
"The carbon emissions alone from that flying, it's unethical, it's not right," the actress said in a video posted on Twitter on January 7.
"So I will be going through the process of giving up my green card and saying goodbye to a life in America. I'm going to be here in Australia doing the work I can to make a difference here, because the time is now."
Stone added "this is war....and we've only got 10 years, so let's make these sacrifices, let's make these changes, let's put some skin in the game and say, 'yeah, I care and this is what I'm going to do about it.' This is just the beginning from me."
Stone invested more 'skin in the game' on January 8. She also put her money where her mouth is.
"The next time I fly internationally [for an acting gig] I'm going to invest 50 per cent of my earnings from that job in to F.E.A.T," she said on a Twitter video.
"F.E.A.T is an awesome organisation. They give us the opportunity to invest in renewables directly and they want to see renewables as the leading source of energy operation for Australia."
Stone, who has taken roles in both Australia and the United States, including her stint on HBO comedy "High Maintenance", has also used social media to criticise Prime Minister Scott Morrison's climate change policies.
"Cold, calculated nothing. We don't have leaders, we have cowards," she posted on Instagram.