Bette says her biggest passion in life isn't just singing, dancing or performing—it's cleaning up the environment. "It's almost become an obsession," she says.
Bette says she's happy to see a major movement to protect the environment and credits much of it to Al Gore. "I love Al Gore," she says. "I have to say I'm mad about Al Gore. He really has done everyone such a service by bringing this to everyone's attention by making this part of the zeitgeist. Making it part of the everyday common conversation that people have. It's really, really important."
For longtime Bette Midler fan Luzanne Otte, Bette's passion for the environment has had quite an influence. Luzanne is pursuing a career in environmental ethics! "I'm in law school right now and got my master's at Harvard and undergraduate at USC, and [I'm] hoping to make a difference, thanks to you."