Interview

Mark Ruffalo on Growing Up, Cleaning Up & Taking Off the Makeup

In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which opened at No.1 at the box office this spring, the Incredible Hulk and his Marvel superhero comrades ward off such evils as an army of robot drones, a villain with superhuman speed and an artificial intelligence system set on exterminating the human race.

But in the real world, where the problems are decidedly less supernatural,Mark Ruffalo — the 47-year-old actor underneath the Hulk makeup and muscular green digital imaging — works just as hard to save the planet.

Case in point: Last week, Ruffalo helped launch the 100& campaign through The Solutions Project, which he co-founded. The campaign’s goal is to make clean energy accessible and affordable for 100 percent of the population by providing tools to switch to clean energy (such as a hotline to help find quality service providers) and spotlighting stories of clean energy leadership. Today, 91 communities in Illinois are operating on 100 percent renewable electricity. [more at source]