Globe-trotting boy band One Direction now want their fans to join them in preserving a very important part of the globe.
According to the U.K. paper The Guardian, the group is one of many top celebrities who've signed an online petition, created by the environmental group Greenpeace, that calls for the Arctic to be preserved as a "global sanctuary" where it's illegal to drill for oil or fish for endangered or rare species.
Once the petition reaches one million signatures, Greenpeace plans to plant it on the sea floor, four kilometers below the ice at the North Pole. The spot will be marked by a so-called "Flag for the Future," designed by the winners of a global competition organized by the British version of the Girl Scouts.
Among the other stars who've signed their names to the online petition, according to Travel.AOL.UK: Paul McCartney, Woody Harrelson, Jude Law, Penelope Cruz, Robert Redford, Edward Norton, John Hurt and Rita Ora.
You can sign the petition at SavetheArctic.org.
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