by Michael dEstries
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With folks like Nicole Kidman, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, and Melissa Joan Hart embracing the eco-friendly baby scene, it’s safe to say that the age of green nurserys is upon us. Which is wonderful, since we’ll probably see a trickle down of parents-to-be emulating this shift.

Added to the above list is Matthew McConaughey and his partner Camila Alves — who went all out in creating an organic, non-toxic room for their new son, Levi. “He’s preparing the cleanest, most eco-friendly baby nursery you can imagine,” a friend of his told Star magazine. “Now that he’s going to be a dad, Matt is paying more attention to what’s around him. [So] he sent Camila shopping to buy organic baby furniture.”

According to the article, Camila hit up Green For Baby in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where she purchased a $1,200 natural, untreated-wood maple crib as well organic baby clothes and blankets.

The new parents recently introduced their son Levi through pictures in OK! Magazine (for which they were paid $3m) and talked about how the 40-hour labor “got tribal”. “We were jamming! She was sweating,” McConaughey said. “No painkiller, let’s go. She just clicked into that gear that only a woman has at a time like this. We’d been up for 40-something hours, and we went from dead tired to a really steadfast, ‘Let’s handle this… let’s stay in the rhythm. Don’t let the contraction be more than you.’”

Congrats to the new Mom and Dad! We’re pretty sure McConaughey is already giving the boy bongo lessons.

Read the full interview over on OK!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    I’m glad to see more and more parents are paying attention to what they are putting into their nurseries. It takes me a while to explain sometimes that when I am decorating or otherwise outfitting a new room, safety and green qualities come first, THEN style. Luckily, I’ve become adept at meshing both ideals, but I’d much rather have my family in a green, stylish room than just a stylish room.

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