by Rebecca Carter
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Toby Maguire & Jennifer Meyer @ Project7TenA year and a half ago Ian McKellen appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and said, “I just put solar panels on my house in London. You wouldn’t think there was enough sunshine would you? But there is enough sunshine to provide my house with electricity. I sell electricity back to the national grid that I get for free from my roof. Now shouldn’t everybody be doing that?” This statement, combined with seeing An Inconvenient Truth, inspired Tom Schley to create Project7Ten. He teamed up with environmentalist Kelly Meyer to make an eco-statement.

Located at 710 Millwood Avenue in Venice, California, Project7Ten is an uber-environmentally friendly home that will be open to the public beginning this week, October 11, 2007 for an entrance fee of $20. Rarely do we get to enter these green homes and be able to be inspired by touching and experiencing the features first hand.

Kevin Connolly @ Project7TenYou’ll need to be quick, though. The tour dates run Thursday through Sunday for the next 3 weekends. Then, the house will be put up for sale. Some proceeds of the sale will go to Healthy Child Healthy World, NRDC, Permacity Foundation, and Inside Out.

Last night, Project7Ten held the Private Opening Party, and don’t think that Green Hollywood didn’t show up! Famous faces included Tobey Maguire, Kevin Connolly, David Duchovny, Esai Morales, Laura Dern, and Josie Maran.

Be sure to check out Project7Ten while you still can! And if you want to see the clip of Ian McKellen that started it all, here it is…about 2 minutes in. Quite interesting, actually.

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 Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • so cool

    Kevin Connolly and Tobey Maguire are so cool. It is great to see two successful, adorable Hollywood stars who still want to give back to the environment and charity. It is great that Kevin Connolly and Tobey Maguire have remained genuinely great friends over the years. I saw the pics on Wireimage, with Tobey, his wife Jennifer, her whole family, and Kevin. It looks like he is just one of them. Being environmental aware is so attractive, isn’t it?

  • kc fan

    It’s great to see young stars like Kevin Connolly and Tobey Maguire getting involved in such a worthwhile cause. It is also great that these cuties have stayed close all these years. Genuine friendship is hard in Hollywood. It just shows what sincerely nice guys Kevin Connolly and Tobey Maguire truly are. Environmentally Smart is the new Sexy!!!