Last Saturday, Hollywood’s greenest stars gathered together at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, for the 23rd annual Environmental Media Awards. Stars in attendance included Matt Damon, named Ongoing Commitment Honoree, and Hayden Panettiere, who took home the Futures Award.
Ken Spector for Ecorazzi and HappyCow was on scene to catch some of your favorite green celebrities including actress and environmentalist Daryl Hannah.
Hannah spoke out about one of the causes near and dear to her heart when we asked her for the latest news on the Keystone KL Pipeline. She explained that oil is currently being transported from Canada by boat and train and that accidents, like the train derailment that happened only the night before the awards, can be disastrous for the environment.
Hannah said “[w]e just basically need to get off fossil fuels… We now know how to create energy and power and fuel other ways and that’s what we need to start doing because we’re killing ourselves and every other living thing.”
Hannah explained that she chose a vegan lifestyle as another way to help the environment and slow the progression of climate change. In addition to the inhumane treatment that animals receive in factory farms, Hannah pointed out that the farms are also “producing massive amounts of pollution and methane… which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon.”
Hannah believe that switching to a vegan or vegetarian diet is a simple and straightforward way that every person can lower his or her personal impact on the environment.
Check out her full interview.