Green buzz

Green buzz

23 October, 2012
Making a difference beyond Hollywood

The eco-celebrity movement is making the red carpets as celebrities make a buzz about their environmental lifestyles and actions. We look at how these famous stars are changing their habits and spreading the word on saving the planet.
Cameron Diaz traveled to Bhutan, Patagonia and Yellowstone to do education on the environment in an eco-adventures series called Trippin in 2005. She also drives a Prius and purchases carbon offsets when traveling.
Orlando Bloom has traveled to Antarctica with Global Green USA to study the effects of global warming and has also helped to launch Global Cool, an organization that helps to educate people on simple actions in our daily lives to cut carbon emissions.
Leonardo DiCaprio recently bought a luxurious green condo in NYC called Riverhouse. This home overlooks the Hudson River and includes features such as filtered air system, low-emission paints and finishes, solar panels, and bike storage areas. Sting and his wife Trudie Styler created the Rainforest Foundation in 1989. Tropical rainforests in 15 countries, consisting of 71,000 square miles of land in Africa, Brazil, Latin America and Southeast Asia have been protected through this organization.
Stella McCartney is not only a vegetarian, but her studio and website are powered by wind energy. For online shoppers, she gives them the option of shipping carbon neutral. Salma Hayek is a board member of Global Green USA, helping to advocate for clean drinking water and fighting against climate change. Her L.A. home is equipped with solar panels and she also travels around in a hybrid car. Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since she was a child and has shown her support for animal rights by travelling to Rwanda to support conservation efforts for silverback gorillas.

By: Ecozine Staff


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