As going green becomes more and more chic, celebrities are embracing the movement and advocating renewable energy, green products, and the like. But supermodel Gisele BÃ¼ndchen is no stranger to environmental issues, and this past Thursday she was named the Best Green International Celebrity at this year's Green Awards.
The award show took place at the National History Museum in London, with candidates including Paul McCartney and musician Miguel Bose. Gisele has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program since 2009 and has been a big supporter of environmental issues and events, such as World Environment Day.
But Gisele isn't the only celeb who has gone green. Ashton Kutcher has reportedly bought soon-to-be ex-wife Demi Moore quite a Lexus hybrid (valued at over $100,000), not a shabby vehicle to have tucked behind your garage door! Jessica Alba has come forward as a proponent of the Safe Chemicals Act, which would require chemicals to be proven safe before they can be used in products that children are likely to encounter.
Finally there's Amy Smart, who recently had a green wedding, marrying Carter Oosterhouse. Smart explained, â€œOur wedding was very green. We had 220 people there and only one bag of trash, not even a full bag. We recycled everything, we composted everything."Â Smart also commented on hopes to go even greener, saying, â€œFor my house, I had [a solar paneling company] come and . . . try and put [solar panels] on my roof. From the mountains and the location, they said I wouldn't be able to benefit from it and it would be so expensive because I get so much shade at some points. So yeah, if we can, we will definitely try to put solar on."
So what does it mean that so many celebrities are jumping aboard the green bandwagon? Well, it certainly is a good sign. People look up to celebrities, and if they see them going green and becoming more environmentally conscious, they are more likely to follow suit, or perhaps at least do some research and explore a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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