Because living like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
Global Cool would like to give a warm welcome to our newest writer Rebecca Sellitti – one of the wittiest and prettiest gals we know. She’ll be bringing you the hottest gossip from the land of celeb each week – enjoy…
By Rebecca Sellitti
This week we’re kissing the girl who kissed another girl and liked it. That’s right. I have decreed Katy Perry to be this week’s ‘Snoggable Superstar’. The ex Mrs Russel Brand recently made the eco-friendly decision to bicycle around the streets of New York. Now, celebs like her cycle all the time, but I feel it’s particularly important to single out Katy for showing concern for Mother Earth with her star-powered 10 speed. As you may recall, a few weeks ago Ms. Perry found her way onto my ‘Avoid’ section for making lifestyle choices I thought were ‘not-so-earth-friendly’.
That is why I was so excited to learn that this boobilicious singer is taking steps to earn back some necessary green street cred. And while the bubblegum pop star received some criticism for her unconventional bike-riding ensemble (it involves a pink bow and what can only be described as sheer pyjamas), I really couldn’t care less about her attire. I choose instead, to focus on Katy Kat’s recent attempt to be kind to her planet. If this Teenage Dream continues to make eco-conscious decisions as she’s done this week, I’m fully prepared to name her the first recipient of my ‘Eco Redemption Award’!!
Get ready to elephant walk down the aisle with Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis, ‘cause she has definitely earned some Global Cool Stripes for her efforts to preserve Africa’s precious pachyderms.
Manhattan’s favourite prude, has been hard at work protecting elephants from ivory-hungry poachers. Ms. Davis is raising funds to help The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust acquire a helicopter, which will be used to allow the animal conservationists to monitor the savanna for injured elephants and illegal hunting operations. Kristin’s trip to Kenya, where she aided in the rescue of a baby elephant, likely played a part in her decision to donate a pair of Charlotte’s shoes to the Helicopter for Elephants campaign. Every individual who makes a donation to this worthy cause, automatically becomes eligible to win the red, Miu Miu whipstitch pumps Charlotte wore in Sex and the City 2. Maybe it’s just my incurable fetish for Louboutins and Manolos, but I think Kristin’s decision to relinquish those iconic heels, speaks volumes to me about her philanthropic nature.
By the way, donating to Helicopter for Elephants should be a no-brainer for you ladies, and some of you guys. (Who am I to judge?) I mean keeping Dumbo out of the hands of poachers, AND getting a chance to win a fabulous pair of “F” Me Pumps! Does eco-consciousness ever get more perfect than this?
Ah Justin Bieber. I must admit, I am genuinely terrified to write anything disparaging about the baby-faced pop star. I mean, ticking off Beliebers has gotten to be even riskier than ticking off Scientologists! Those kids will tear you a new one for speaking any ill at all about the Biebs. So, I want to remind his tween fans that my reasons for ‘avoiding’ Justin are based SOLELY on his blasé attitude about the environment (and not in any way on his many other self-centered, infantile, and totally obnoxious public behaviours).
I mean, a few weeks ago the boy wonder kept his private plane waiting on the tarmac for eight hours while he chartered a helicopter to search for his missing pet monkey. There are so many eco-no-no’s there, I don’t even know where to begin.
This Heartbreaker also owns one of the most ostentatious collection of cars I’ve ever seen, including a leopard print Audi R8 (sounds like someone has been watching too much Jersey Shore).
Justin’s over-the-top lifestyle is particularly dangerous because he has such a large legion of fans who support and emulate every single decision the 19-year-old makes, good or bad. It worries me that his nearly 50 million Twitter followers now think it’s acceptable to own wild animals and take helicopters out on joyrides!
My hope is that since the singer is still a work-in-progress, we can help mould him into a snoggable or even marriable grown-up one day and get him to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. I would love for the Biebs to trade in just one of his sports cars for a Prius, or try going veggie for a month. He has more influence on teenagers than any of our world leaders, so his decision to go green would result in (and I’m being conservative with the numbers) at least one or two million Beliebers becoming junior eco-activists!!
I truly hope and believe (pun intended) we can get this boy to hop aboard the Green Train!
And here’s Miss Canada summing up how we feel about Justin Bieber in one easy word…
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…
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