danny devito
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Entertainment, Environment, Film/TV
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Danny DeVito, a longtime fan of the work of Dr. Seuss, voices the Lorax character in the eco-themed box office hit.

As it turns out, DeVito was a good casting choice not only based on his voice, but also because of his environmentally friendly choices.

Talking about what he has in common with the character, the actor said, “We certainly have the same political views. I really want this planet to stick around for my grandchildren.”

How does the star practice what he preaches? According to his interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, he conserves energy, recycles and invested in The Leaf, an 100% electric car. DeVito said about the purchase, “I got rid of my gas guzzlers years ago.”

The actor also enjoys growing vegetables with his wife Rhea Perlman. He said about their green thumbs, “My wife and I plant winter and summer vegetables. We hardly buy any vegetables outside what we have in our yard.”

Let’s see. We’ve got recycling, eco-transport, conserving energy and a veggie loving locavore. We’d say Seuss would be happy with the casting choice of DeVito as the man who can speak for the trees.

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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