So this is the premier of a new feature on Ecorazzi where each month we’ll spotlight one green celebrity that goes above and beyond their call of duty to help promote a green way of life. This month we salute Alicia Silverstone.
The year was 2006, I was young lad of 23 working at Angelica Kitchen and trying to survive in NYC. The annual Farm Sanctuary Gala was about to take place, but lack of funds prevented me from attending. Luckily, I was able to volunteer and that is the first time Alicia Silverstone ever spoke with me. I believe the exact words were, “Excuse me, which way is table number 15.” Of course I was familiar with Alicia’s work (both on screen and off) and had secretly been sporting a solid crush on her since Clueless, but it was watching her speak at the Farm Sanctuary Gala that solidified my decision that she might be the greenest celeb ever!!
Alicia resides in Los Angeles in a house that rocks solar panels, an organic vegetable garden and a crew of rescued dogs. As a long time vegan (represent yo), she not only refrains from buying animal products, but takes it a step further by purchasing only organic cotton or alternative fabrics, such as hemp and canvas. And her beauty secret: products from companies like Jurlique and Burt’s Bee’s that are both vegan and good for the earth. Of course she uses energy-efficient light bulbs and also promotes the use of bamboo as a good alternative to wood flooring. When it comes to cruising, you’ll find Alicia chillin in her Toyota Prius with her rescued dog Samson (who is also a vegan). But most importantly, the greatest thing about Alicia is that she uses every possible opportunity to promote her eco-happy lifestyle in a way that’s informative, non-judgmental and totally charming.
Yes, yes, I know that Alicia Silverstone is happily married to musician Christopher Jarecki, but all I’m saying is that if one day that doesn’t work out, I’ll be waiting. I mean she even had a Bat Mitzvah…my grandma would be so proud!