by Michael dEstries
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Looks like Alyssa Milano and her husband will be one of the first couples in the nation to own both a Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt.

The vegetarian actress and animal lover recently announced that she had pre-ordered the Nissan and that her husband (CAA agent David Bugliari) was picking up the Volt. In an interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop, the 38-year-old said the biggest reason for the purchase was this past summer’s Gulf oil spill.

“After the oil spill, I had this strong feeling that if I ever were to be blessed in having children, I never wanted my kids to see me pumping gas at a gas station,” she said. “I think it’s our responsibility to make the changes that we need to take regardless of convenience. I know it’s more inconvenient to have an electric car, but I’ll do what I have to do. I’m also a vegetarian. I have 5 dogs and 10 horses and about 90% of them are rescues.”

With the first LEAFs and Volts just getting to showrooms, it could be a bit before we see a twittpic of Alyssa behind the wheel of her new car. In the meantime, she’s continuing to rack up the good karma by raising money for important organizations like charity: water. As of today, more than $38,500 has been donated for her most recent birthday (December 19th). Last year’s birthday donations raised close to $100K for the org.

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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