School Of Cool #124: What Wood Elijah do? Turn whiskey barrels into headphones of course!

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Because acting like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth… 

So, who is he?
Elijah Wood
The first time we remember Elijah Wood popping up on our screens was as a scrawny little teenager in The Faculty. Next he took the world by storm with his his high-profile leading role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Since then, he has shown he’s one of the most versatile actors around with fabulous performances in films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and our fave, Maniac.

Impressive. What else do I need to know?
Did you know that Elijah Wood (along with the other nine members of the Fellowship except John Ryhs-Davies) has a three inch tattoo of the Elvish translation of the word ‘Nine’. Now that’s commitment to a role!

So, he’s a cool guy, but why is he a Global Cool guy?
We’re giving Elijah Wood a spot of eco kudos this week for creating a limited edition line of bespoke headphones created from the barrels used to age Bushmills Irish Whiskey.

Alongside his DJ duo counterpart Zach Cowie, The Bobby star worked together to build their awesome upcycling project. They chose to work with Grado Labs, so every set of headphones is made by hand too.

Although the headphones are a little too pricey for us it’s great to see a celeb creating or endorsing a product that keeps the planet in mind.

Want to see Elijah Wood teaching robots to dance for a kids show? Here he is doing ‘The Puppet Master’ on the TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! Yes, this is real…


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/
Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


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