The latest issue of Coco Eco Magazine is hot off the press and who’s on it but none other than one of our favorite greenies, the marvelous Lisa Edelstein. Strutting her fantastic veggie self on the cover and throughout the interview in a variety of gorgeous (and no doubt eco-friendly) duds, the newly coupled Dr. Cuddy shines as she shares her perspective on a variety of issues that happen to be close to Ecorazzi’s heart.
Here are the most important eco-causes that she thinks need addressing:
- Our addiction to oil, chronic over-fishing and ocean pollution top her list of big problems we need to deal with stat.
- Banish conventional chemical household cleaners in favor of planet friendly versions using lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, etc.
- Make a conscious effort to tread more lightly on the planet through education and personal lifestyle adjustments.
- “Do whatever you can to get off the grid”, whether via solar power or (if you lack the budget) energy efficient upgrades.
The 28 year veteran of a plant-based lifestyle also has a few handy tips to bestow upon those who are interested in making the transition to meat-free livin’:
- Slowly jumpstart your culinary journey with a once-a-week commitment by leaving the animal products out of your repertoire for a single day/three full meals.
- View it as a fun experiment rather than as a sacrifice – you might just discover that the food addictions you once had for bad-body-munchies end up shifting over to edibles that actually make you feel revitalized (and are healthy, to boot).
- Thanks to the impressive selection of choices available in today’s supermarkets, it is easier than ever to find endless plant-based inspiration, so hit the stores and begin the hunt!
If there was ever any doubt whether she really practices what she preaches, suffice it to say that the actress is a huge advocate of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which “saved the lives of over 5,000 animals” when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005…plus she makes an effort to throw her support behind humanitarian causes, as well.
Want more? Check out Coco Eco Magazine for the full interview with Ms. Edelstein.