Hollywood Goes Green … and so can you!

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Well it’s that time again here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine that we reach out to you to discuss your green card, no, not your citizenship status in the United States, but what have you been up to with lessoning your non-eco friendly footprint? Have you thought about what it is you do on a daily basis that decreases our planet’s sustainability?

Leonardo DiCaprio said, “It’s about getting people to understand that every time you pay for something, you’re essentially endorsing the way that company does business; you’re either endorsing new technologies, green technologies or you’re not. And you not only can vote with your dollar, but you vote for political leaders that of course are going to try to implement these things in our daily lives.”

Robert Redford has written this about the Keystone XL pipeline, “Every once in a while an opportunity comes along for all of us to be the solution.”

Alicia Silverstone’s blog, The Kind Life, tells readers where to buy vegan shoes.

Gisele Bundchen, through her eco-friendly flip-flop line — Ipanema Gisele Bundchen — has raised funds for conservation efforts in the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforest.

Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton are the co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theater Company, and were key proponents of Greening the Wharf. This project oversaw 1,900 solar panels installed in The Wharf Theatre at Sydney̓s Walsh Bay. Because of their efforts, more than 70 percent of the theater̓s electricity requirements are being powered by the panels.

Edward Norton, the actor, is the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.

Maroon 5 is an Environmental Media Awards of 2006 honoree. The band uses biodiesel-powered tour buses, they promote recycling at concert venues and donate a portion of ticket sales to Global Cool.

What are your investments in our planet’s eco-global solutions? Share the message that everyone, whether you’re a Hollywood star or not, can help win the battle toward change.


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Taylor Kelsaw

Taylor Kelsaw started his career in San Francisco, Calif. more than 30 years ago and has since worked on many highly rated television shows including “Oprah” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” He loves to paint, sing, act and being the proud parent of three lovely children.