by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Causes, Internet.

Play a PartE! wants you to Play a Part and make this world a better place. On their website it states,

Socially conscious celebrities often use their energy and influence to support important causes. But lending a hand is not just about star status. There are plenty of organizations that could use your help. Get inspired. Get involved. Play a part.

That’s kind of what we’re about here at Ecorazzi. E!’s got it set up so that you can learn more about organizations and charities such as Clothes Off Our Back, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and World AIDS Day.

Additionally, as reader Jasmin points out, they’ll sell you some stuff to help eco-ize your life. Like a plastic bottle to carry your water in. Or a blue canvas bag for the stores. Umm, we like where your head is at, E!, but the execution is a little off. How about encouraging viewers to use more eco-friendly products such as a Sigg bottle or hemp bags? We like the selection that reusablebags.com has to offer. (And no, I don’t get any money for saying that, I just like their stuff.) Of course, the proceeds of E!’s bag goes to EMA, a worthy non-profit.

Tough call. We agree with the general message, as well as supporting great organizations, but aren’t in love with the actual products. Do, however, take a moment to check out the Play a Part site – the videos are great.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • http://www.VermontWoodsStudios.com Peggy Farabaugh

    I guess eco products can range from routine everyday utilitarian to high end luxurious fine art. But it’s all good and each sale helps advance our green revolution. I have to show you something at the luxury end of the green spectrum that I know you’re going to love. http://www.vermontwoods.com/products/David_Michelle_Holzapfel/Representative_Works_of_Michelle_Holzapfel.html
    Check out this gorgeous sculpture crafted from a “worthless” piece of wood, left in the forest after a logging operation. David and Michelle Holzapfel of Marlboro, Vermont rescue forgotten treasures of the forest left behind by commercial mills that are looking for uniformity. Maybe E! should have a look too!

    Peggy Farabaugh
    http://www.VermontWoodsStudios.com