jessica alba
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Environment
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Jessica Alba has been quite the eco-model citizen lately. First, she announced the start of her new product line Honest.com. Now, the actress and her husband Cash Warren are swapping out grass for turf at their home in an effort to conserve water.

Alba said about the decision,
“We have a lot of water shortages in Southern California and I grew up with having to take a bath in this much (a little) water and (people saying), ‘Don’t flush the toilet unless it’s, you know…’”

Anyone serious about water conservation is definitely familiar with the If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down rhyme.

Alba continues, “There are all these rules that you just sort of live by when you live with droughts… and when you have turf you don’t have to water your lawn at all.”

While other families on the block will be using sprinkler systems and hoses, Alba’s turf lawn will remain green all year with no additional use of water. Sounds like a great plan to us.

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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