Because being famous shouldn’t cost the Earth…
We love a good power couple! So here’s our favourite green celebrity couples, because you know being kind to the planet makes you cooler…
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have a big enough family to build a small community, but they’re also dedicated to building green communities elsewhere. Brad Pitt worked hard to create sustainable housing in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and also helped out in designing an environmentally-friendly luxury hotel in Dubai.
They are also are reportedly building an underground eco-friendly theme park for their kiddiewinks. The entire park will be built underground and will be completely solar powered with reusable water. It’s getting pretty hard to stay Team Aniston now…
Colin Firth owns Eco-Age with his lovely wife Livia, which provides ideas, advice and products on sustainable living. Before Eco-Age, Mr Darcy was involved in two coffee shops, which were set up to benefit fair trade growers.
We adore Colin Firth, but since 2009 we’ve had our eye on his missus Livia Firth. Along with her friend Lucy Siegle, Livia has been working towards bringing sustainable style to A-List celebrities on the red carpet. Cleverly dubbed the Green Carpet Challenge, Livia’s project means we’re seeing countless celebs getting involved in an ongoing ethical fashion initiative.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Orlando Bloom‘s more than just a pretty face! He’s also a hybrid-driving, solar-powered home-owner, who’s eve worked with Global Cool in the past too.
His missus Miranda Kerr likes to do it in the dark and has spent the past two years involved in Earth Hour. The stunning supermodel, who has just been voted the most gorgeous person in the world, joined the I Will If You Will campaign for Earth Hour.
Wills and Kate
We heart Kate for her fashion recycling credentials, but we were very proud of Prince William and Kate Middleton for making their wedding eco-friendly. The Royal Wedding gift fund allowed guests to donate money as a wedding gift to the couple, which was then divided amongst Kate and Will’s chosen charities, one of which was Earthwatch: an organisation that focuses on finding social and scientific answers to environmental issues.
All wedding documents were printed on recyled paper and the 1,500 guests dined on sustainably-sourced food and drinks, whilst sitting amongst seasonal flowers. We’d like to give them a right royal well done!
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jay-Z is the founder of the UN’s Water for Life, an organisation that works hard to get clean drinking water to people worldwide. He also works with Buffalo Boss in Brooklyn, which sells 100% organic chicken. Wifey Beyonce does her bit too by working for Second Harvest, a food bank network. The couple also own a New York gastro pub called The Spotted Pig which composts weekly, recycles and grows all the food locally.
Leo and “insert hot supermodel here”
Leonardo DiCaprio is already famous for his commitment to environmental causes. He drives a hybrid car and his house has solar panels. The Inception star even bought an island in Belize where he is planning to create an eco-friendly resort. Oh, and did we mention that he once gave his backing to Global Cool, too?
What’s more, Leo seems to green up his girlfriends too. The Titanic star has dated Bridget Hall, Helena Christnesen, Amber Valletta, Eva Herzigova, Gisele Bündchen, Bar Refaeli and Blake Lively, with many of them adopting his eco-ideas. He even took his newest girlfriend out for a spot of cycling last week!
Who’s your favourite? Vote now…
Here comes the science bit…
Living green doesn’t have to mean growing dreadlocks and becoming an eco-warrior. At Global Cool we reckon a greener life is still a fun one. We’ve found four simple ways you can be greener without sacrificing the things you love. This articles highlight a few ways (the ones in bold below) to start being greener. Click on the links to find out more…
1. Be a winner, not a binner (aka recycling and reusing stuff)
2. Turn up the style, not the heat (aka using less energy at home)
3. Love the trend, not the spend (aka buying stuff that doesn’t harm the planet)
4. Do it in public (aka ditching the car and plane when you can)
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