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by Ali Berman
Categories: Home, Lifestyle
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Photo: Bob Bekian

Some might say the words mansion and green don’t even live in the same hemisphere, but if you’re an eco-conscious celebrity, you do your best to make the two opposing ideas fit together.

Gisele has certainly done what she can to make her newly built and almost finished 22,000 square foot dream home with husband Tom Brady into an eco-friendly dwelling.

The supermodel told the world that she took the following steps to ensure as small a footprint as the big house would allow. According to Inside Track, they utilized solar energy, energy-saving lighting, implemented rainwater recovery systems, waste reduction and recycling programs, and brought in energy-efficient appliances and sustainable building materials.

The new home has eight bedrooms, a six car garage, a swimming pool with a spa, weight room, wine cellar, elevator, butler’s room, wine bar and gallery.

What do you think? Eco win? Or, maybe she should just downsize like Ellen even with all the efforts towards sustainability?

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ms.destries Jacqueline Lopes

    Selling your huge house for someone else to live in doesn’t change the fact that there is a huge house there. It’s like when people trade in their suburban for someone else to drive.. not really making too much of a difference unless you actually destroy the beast lol It’s good though that she is making an effort to make the house as eco-friendly as she can. I suppose it would be the next best thing to tearing it down.