by Michael dEstries
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By now, many of you have probably spied Cameron Diaz on the cover of this month’s Vogue. Besides the green color theme — and a bit spot on organic clothing star loyale — there’s very little in the issue besides Cameron’s interview to get treehuggers excited. Nevertheless, Diaz does open up about her efforts to get young people involved in conservation and the environment. Here’s a highlight:

She’s clearly not looking to be a poster girl for the environmental movement. She is there for the environment if it needs her, buying carbon offsets with no great fanfare, making ecologically sensitive shopping choices quietly and happily. She is trying hard not to preach or scold. Of her Prius she says, “It’s just a car.” She has had one for years, before they became (her dream come true) popular. “It’s just a choice people can make.”

One reader also sent in a note highlighting the belt that Diaz is wearing in her sexy photoshoot. Apparently, it’s made from a recycled fire hose — something I thought was pretty cool. “When the makers of these recycled belts met with the London Fire Brigade they instantly recognised the potential of the old, disused fire hose to make a great eco product. They scrubbed away all the soot, grease, and everything else that builds up after 25 years of active duty, and in the process discovered a truly remarkable, truly green textile.”

You can pick one up here for £36.50 — or check out the rest of the interview with Diaz here.

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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