Apart from being talented and insanely good-looking, there are some Hollywood actors out there who are have a green heart and are leaving no stone unturned to practice green living and to do their bit towards conserving the environment. These are real-life stars playing a fantastic role even behind the scenes, working towards the betterment of earth and mankind. Listed below are 5 hot Hollywood celebrities who have been working hard to support the environment and promote green living.
Voted as the "sexiest female vegetarian" back in 2004, Alicia Silverstone has been an animal lover and a strong advocate of eco-friendly living since literally forever. A strict vegan, this Hollywood hottie has sworn off leather, fur, and any food coming from animals, including milk and honey. Interestingly, her four rescued pet dogs are vegans too! She lives with her musician husband Christopher Jarecki in a solar-paneled eco-friendly home in Los Angeles, complete with an organic veggie garden. She drives around town in a Toyota Prius, and economic and eco-friendly car that not only features an emissions-free electronic motor, but also gives better mileage than standard cars. What's more, Alicia's and Christopher's wedding was an eco-friendly affair too – complete with organic food, organic flowers, and recycled invitations!
When this gorgeous "Titanic" star is not acting in movies or melting hearts of his female fans with his irresistible looks, he is busy doing his bit for the green movement. Besides his good looks, and his exceptional acting skills, Leonardo DiCaprio is known for the terrific job he has been doing as an environmentalist. He is best known for having narrated, produced, and co-written ''The 11th Hour", a film on global warming and climate change. He has also established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which helps raise awareness on a variety of environmental issues including renewable energy, forest preservation, access to clean water, keeping oceans healthy, and other humanitarian issues. Furthermore, DiCaprio is a member of various environmental boards including World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Oh and yes, like Alicia Silverstone, Leo also drives around in a Toyota Prius, and has pledged not to use private jets.
When the "Incredible Hulk" star is not flexing his green muscles for his movies, he is often seen going green in his daily life too! The actor has been involved in a wide range of green initiatives, including his work as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity. His interest in helping low income families go green made him partner BP's Solar Neighbors program, according to which, every time a celebrity purchases a solar panel system, BP donates a similar panel to a needy, low-income family in Los Angeles. Norton has even hosted a National Geographic series called "Strange Days on Planet Earth", and has also been actively working for groups like Earthjustice and The Wilderness Society. What's more, not only Ed, but also his father and grandparents have been working on projects dedicated towards nature conservation and green housing.
This cutie from "Entourage" is all about going green and even features on a show airing on Planet Green called "Alter Eco". The show features Adrien and a team of co-experts who talk about simple tips and easy little changes that you can make in order to create a much greener life for yourself. He has also been active in a number of eco-campaigns ranging from climate change to protecting the endangered bluefin tuna. Apart from making programs on environment conservation, Adrien goes green in his daily life too. Like his other green celeb colleagues in Hollywood, Adrien drives a hybrid Toyota Prius, and has his home energized by solar panels. What's more, he's even launched his beer business called the Churchkey Can Co, which offers beer in steel cans that are 100% recyclable. Gorgeous, talented, kind, and green – could this man be any more perfect?
If there's something that will make you appreciate the already stunning Cameron Diaz even more, it's her sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Driving around Hollywood tinseltown in her Toyota Prius which she's had since they first became available. This beautiful blonde has been an environmental activist for long, working for organizations like Environmental Media Association – an organization that deals with energy conservation and sustainable living. She also did a show on MTV called "Trippin", wherein she and her friends travel the world, working on environmental projects in different countries. Oh and yes, who can forget the way she helped Al Gore kick off the Live Earth concert series back in 2007 – perfect!
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