eco celebs
by Ali Berman
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If you went up to your favorite eco-friendly celeb and asked them what you can do to live a more environmentally responsible life, what would they say?

From composting to voting to going vegan, we’ve got the top ten list of ways celebs are suggesting you go green to help save the planet.

How many of these tips do you do in your life? Gold stars for the greenies who do all ten!

Leonardo Dicaprio

leonardo dicaprio gives eco tips
“Well, of course, buying energy-efficient appliances is one thing. Changing your light bulbs to energy-efficient light bulbs, trying to get a car that gets better gas mileage, keeping your tires properly inflated. There’s a million different things you could do. It’s about just being aware of this issue. That’s the most important thing, and really trying to say next time I vote, next time I buy something, I’m just going to be aware of what’s really going on.”

Jason Mraz

jason mraz gives eco tips
“It’s very important for me to stay green. [On tour we try to be] as green as possible, as much as we can to reduce our carbon footprint– very few fossil fuels. And you know what else I’m going to do? I’m gonna vote this year. I’ve never voted on a non-presidental election year. We have an opportunity to vote — just for people who are environmentally conscious — if we chose to. So do your research, find out who’s running for office, and vote for someone who’s passionate about life.”

Alicia Silverstone

alicia silverstone's eco advice
“Compost, for sure. We have a badass compost. I bought a baby bag of worms eight years ago and put it in the compost, and now there are bazillions of them. And it’s like the dirt is so delicious, you could eat it!”

Emily Deschanel

emily deschanel eco advice to go vegan
“There is no such thing as a meat eating environmentalist. Nowadays being green is very fashionable, especially in Hollywood. While I think it’s terrific to recycle and drive a hybrid you can have an even greater impact on the environment by making one simple choice: don’t eat meat. According to a recent UN report on climate change the meat industry is the largest producer of greenhouse gases. That’s more than all the transportation in the world combined. Fight climate change with diet change. I’m Emily Deschanel and I’m a vegan.”

Vincent Kartheiser

vincent kartheiser's eco advice
“My car flooded about four years ago and waiting for insurance to kind of come through with the money…I took the bus and the train and I found that it enriched my life. It actually made my life better to slow down a little bit and walk through this city and interact with people that I usually just speed by on the freeway…If there is some way you can give up meat or give up your car on the weekends or something small like that, I think every little difference in our own lives makes a big difference when done by the masses.”

Daryl Hannah

daryl hannah gives eco tips
“There are so many things that everybody can do. Am I going to get some food in a Styrofoam container? Or am I going to bring my own cup and my own cutlery set and say I won’t participate in a disposable society?”

Orlando Bloom

orlando bloom's eco tips
“It might not be possible for everyone to live a completely green lifestyle, but we can do little things to help slow global warming. People could just help by unplugging their phone chargers and turning off the TV when they’re not watching it. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming, there are simple things we can do.”

Nicole Richie

nicole richie gives eco tips
“1. Visit your local farmers market, and purchase organic produce
2. Start a small garden in your own home or school
3. Share with friends and family the importance of eating natural/pesticide free foods
4. Visit the Environmental Media Associations website to find out more about how you can contribute to a better world. www.ema-online.org”

Prince Charles

prince charles gives eco tips
“Vintage clothes and upcycling are just the start because they save scarce resources and avoid waste. Fashion clearly makes people feel good, but now it has to do the world good, too.”

 Mayim Bialik

mayim bialik's eco advice
“For adults, it’s never too late to start making a small difference in the world. Our money can help small charities start up. And we can lead by example and show that writing checks is not the only way adults make a difference: we too can clean up the beach, donate clothes or office supplies to shelters, and volunteer at senior citizen’s centers. Teach that one person can change the world because it’s true.”

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. 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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