Green is the New Black
More and more, celebrities are taking an eco-friendly stance on their everyday lives. It’s the trend popping up all over Hollywood. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Cate Blanchett, famous faces are becoming ever-greener in their quest to help the environment as best as they can.
Leonardo DiCaprio – Leo flies commercially and drives a Toyota Prius and these are just a small amount of what he is doing to help remove his carbon footprint. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was started in 1998 to help aid various environmental causes and the star even has a documentary out. 11th Hour is about the environmental issues that the human race faces and DiCaprio created, produced and narrated the flick.
George Clooney – The quintessential gentleman is one of the greenest celebs in Hollywood. Clooney drives his Tango electric car about town and has partnered with Brad Pitt on multiple occasions to help with various foundations helping clean up the planet. He has even launched Oil Change, a campaign to help eliminate American dependence of oil.
Rosario Dawson – Ms. Dawson has a knack for all audiences, not just the big screen. In 2005, she spoke in front of a U.N. Summit to help advocate the advancement of environmental policy change. Rosario can be seen wearing eco-friendly clothing line Stewart + Brown and helped with other celebs in promoting the Global Cool texting campaign.
Julia Roberts – She has as big of a heart as she does a smile. Julia used her star power to help aid the Earth Biofuels company in a program that will encourage the use of biofuels in over 500,000 school buses across the nation.
Tom Hanks – Mr. Hanks was the first person to order the eBox electric car and has been green for quite some time. He is also an aggressive volunteer and representative of The Nature Conservancy.
Pierce Brosnan – “007″ himself was named the Best-Dressed Environmentalist in 2004 and he lives up to it quite well. As a member of the Environmental Media Board, Brosnan has long fought to gain dolphin-free tuna as well as a ban on the use of sonar by the U.S. Navy.
Cate Blanchett – Recently, Blanchett and her playwright husband have been striving to convert a theatre to have an entire show season using alternative power. Also, Blanchett has renovated her entire home to use solar power.
Edward Norton – The dark and quiet Norton has been quite the activist, helping fund a project to give solar panels to low-income homes in LA. He also hosted a National Geographic special about global environmental problems.