Because living like a celebrity doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
We love to keep up to date with everything that’s going down in celebsville. So to keep you in the loop too, each week we’ll be picking a green A-lister who will become a venerated Eco Saint and an environmentally-discourteous super star to be branded with the title of Eco Sinner. This week, it’s judgement day for Ariana Grande and Beyoncé/Jay-Z…
By Rebecca Sellitti
Eco Saint: Ariana Grande
There are many reasons why people choose to adopt vegan or vegetarian lifestyles: An abiding love for all God’s creatures and an equally passionate desire for a clean and healthy colon, come quickly to mind. But how many of you know that going the veggie route can also drastically reduce your impact on ol’ Mother Earth?
Whatever it was that led pop superstar Ariana Grande to say sayonara to sausages, I know that by joining ‘team vegan’ the wee warbler is doing a solid for the planet, and that is why I’m naming the adorable Ms. Grande a Global Cool Eco Saint! Ariana may have lost the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian race to fellow Eco Saint Ellen Page, but she‘s still a winner in our eyes.
Let me break it down for you, dietary greenhouse gas emissions are two times higher in folks who consume meat on the reg, than those who get their sustenance from strictly vegan sources. The entire process of manufacturing, processing, and transporting beef is an absolute environmental nightmare. There’s the fuel required to run the farm machines, the hazardous pesticides used to grow the animal feed, and of course, there’s the toxic gases that come from the cows’…um… asses! Yep. The methane from steers’ rears is doing some serious damage to our atmosphere!
In all seriousness, I truly hope fellow pop superstars and repeat eco offenders like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Lady Gaga start taking some cues from this beautiful, young songstress. To support the Glorious Grande Girl, download Ariana’s newest single Break Free today. Our Ariana Grande expert Molly has assured me that “ the record is going to slay”!
Eco Sinners: Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Sorry Beyoncé and Jay-Z, but your decision to take a jaunt around the gulf coast of Florida on a gargantuan mega-yacht has landed you both on the naughty list… yet again!
Honestly, I’ll be the first to admit that taking a leisurely cruise in a yacht is probably one of the lesser environmental transgressions Mr and Mrs Carter have committed lately. I mean, I don’t see a private plane anywhere in the picture… though who’s to say that one wasn’t hovering nearby – just out of camera range, to whisk them off to their next destination?
Superyachts, like the one Beyoncé was chilling on, consume upwards of 500 liters of diesel an hour… and that’s just the amount of fuel it takes to keep the engine idling. Naturally, when a yacht is in motion, even more of our dwindling supply of fossil fuel gets spat out at the stern in gag-inducing exhaust.
This was a simple day out with their toddler. Why did a humongous yacht have to enter the equation? Lots of celeb parents opt for trips to the playground or picnics in the park, but the King and Queen of Hip Hop just can’t seem to set their lavish lifestyle aside for one measly afternoon.
I have a lot of respect and admiration for Mr. Carter and his wife. I suspect these are two parents who would climb any mountain and swim any ocean to make the world a better place for Princess Ivy. But, they just don’t seem to get that every time they travel by private yacht or private jet, they are in fact making those mountains and oceans, and the whole planet a far MORE dangerous place for what is most precious to them – their beautiful little girl.
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…
Images: PA Images.