It's Shailene Woodley's Birthday So She's Leading Our List Of Eco-Friendly Celebs
She's mega passionate about the environment.
Shailene Woodley turns 24 today. The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent actress has done some epic stuff with her 24 years on the planet. Acing lead roles, starring alongside George Clooney, and winning multiple awards (including 5 MTV Movie Awards) it’s safe to say she’s nailing it. But the glitz and glam of Hollywood? She’s not about that life. Her mega passion for the environment means she leads the ultimate hippie-chick lifestyle. And we love her for it.
“I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her.”
Multi-millionaire Shailene doesn't buy new clothes. For her, two pairs of jeans, a pair of leggings, some tops, underwear and her much loved five-toed shoes are more than enough. She gathers her own spring water from mountains every month, forages wild food, and makes her own toothpaste, body lotion, and face oil. This includes clay – which she drinks – to cleanse her system. Now that is hundo p eco warrior behaviour.
In fact, Shailene never wears cosmetics on the day to day - usually rocking beetroot-stained lips on her otherwise bare face on the red carpet. And she’s only recently got a mobile phone – purely at the insistence of her press team.
While Shailene’s barefoot, bare-faced LA lifestyle is perhaps the most alternative, there are plenty of other celebs fighting the good fight for the planet (with their shoes on)...
“I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding.”
Ariana Grande isn’t shy about her love for animals and her beliefs about how they should be treated. She has a strict vegan diet, as do Natalie Portman and Ellie Goulding. But can they really be crowned eco warriors because of how they eat? Totally. Check out the stats below which prove that going vegan is actually the best possible thing you can do for the planet. (source: cowspiracy.com)
Animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than the combined exhaust from all transport. And it uses an almost incomprehensible amount of water - 2,500 gallons for 1 pound of beef, and 1,000 gallons for 1 gallon of milk - making it responsible for almost a third of all fresh water consumption in the world. We all know the rainforest is in trouble. From logging and mining, right? Shockingly, clearing land for animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction. It's also the leading cause of species extinction, water pollution, and habitat destruction. And swapping meat for fish isn't much better. For every pound of fish caught, up to 5 pounds of other sea life is caught and discarded as by-kill. Food for thought, literally.
“We only get one planet.”
Leo is definitely clued up when it comes to climate change. He set up his own foundation in 1998 which supports a whole host of green initiatives. As well as sitting on boards for organisations such as the WWF, and making kick-ass speeches at UN conferences, he’s also produced films about the urgent need to protect our planet before it’s too late.
Oh yeah, and he still makes time to be one of the best actors in the world.
"The water in our toilets in the West is actually cleaner than the water that most people in the developing world have access to.”
Matt Damon’s switched on. Not only has he used his awesome acting to get some of the best film roles out there, he’s used it to get attention for worthwhile causes. At a press conference back in 2013 he dramatically announced he was going on strike from using the toilet. The purpose? To get people to ‘give a sh*t about toilets’ and bring attention and money to water.org – the charity he co-founded to bring better access to clean water.
He even used toilet water for his ALS ice-bucket challenge video, asking others to do the same.