Celebs who are on the sustainable living path & we love them for it!
With great power comes great responsibility. This holds true in the case of celebrities who have the power to influence the world with their work and efforts. So really, it isn’t all glam and glitz, and dolling up to walk down the red carpet. Many celebrities are as aware of the role they play in the society as the ones they play on the silver screen and on the ramp. In this post, we tell you about known names in the glamorous world who are ecologically conscious and highlight their efforts to save our planet and support the green cause.
1. Stella McCartney
Among the most popular vegan design houses in the world is the one created by Stella McCartney. Not only did she turn vegetarian for the greater good of the environment, but even her brand uses sustainable practices for production, including the use of organic fabrics. No Stella McCartney product is made using pure leather or fur. Not only this, even her stores all over the world are running using renewable energy. She even started and made popular on Twitter the hashtag #ItsNotJustStella, to encourage and promote lesser-known fashion brands that are environment friendly.
View this post on Instagram
Speaking at #BoFVoices, Stella announced the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action in conversation with journalist Lucy Siegle. Contributed to by NGOs, our brand and many other brands, the charter outlines the immediate collective action needed to limit climate change. By signing, brands commit to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Stella urged brands across the world to join us and many others in becoming signatories. . Stella also announced the launch of Stella McCartney Cares Green—the second half of our non-profit charity, dedicated to sustainability. The philanthropic platform aims to empower individuals, students, professionals and businesses to embrace sustainability. . The charter will be officially launched at #COP24 on December 10th, and you can watch the full BoF talk at the link in bio. . #StellaMcCartney #StellasWorld
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
It’s not for nothing that that pretty face was awarded by the UN with the title of Messenger of Peace on Climate Change. The actor has pumped in millions into wildlife conservation and alternative energy projects through his namesake foundation. And most recently, his joined effort with the President of Mexico is to save the endangered porpoises in the Gulf of Mexico.
3. Emma Watson
She may be a celebrated actress, but she sure has channelled her power and influence towards efforts at a sustainable and eco-friendly fashion industry. Watson is also the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and promotes fair trade and ethical standards in the world of fashion. Back in 2011, she partnered with designer Alberta Ferretti and created ‘Pure Threads’ – a clothing line that was made using raw sustainable materials from Italy. She also plans to launch an all-natural makeup line in the future as part of her eco-friendly efforts.
View this post on Instagram
Suit is by @maiyet who are committed to forging partnerships with artisans globally and has entered into a strategic partnership with @buildanest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most. The jewellery is a selection of @catbirdnyc, whose pieces are handmade in Brooklyn using fair-trade and recycled gold, while all of their stones are conflict free, and @moniquepean #ecoloves fashion information, in association with @EcoAge
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
This celebrity wears many hats. Not only is she acing it in Hollywood, she is also a lifestyle guru of sorts now thanks to her natural health brand called Goop. Furthermore, the vegan actress has also partnered with the likes of Stella McCartney to create sustainable fashion lines. Another collaboration of hers was with Amour Vert wherein they created shirts from organic fabrics and low impact dyes. For each of these shirts that were sold, a tree was planted in the Tahoe National Forest!
5. Miranda Kerr
For Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, sustainability begins at home, quite literally. Her home with husband Evan Spiegel is complete with features like infrared sauna, gardens that are equipped to grow organic fruits and vegetables and a machine that collects the moisture in the air to produce water used throughout the house! Among her many environmentally conscious choices is her organic skincare brand Kora. The brand boasts of a variety of organic and all-natural beauty products and is available in many parts of the world.
6. Drew Barrymore
Speaking of sustainable beauty brands, Drew Barrymore is another popular name who created one. Flower Beauty is an organic makeup line started by the actress – it is produced in America as part of an effort to avoid the environmental impact of shipping and transport.
7. Natalie Portman
Right from sporting an engagement ring made from conflict-free diamonds and recycled platinum, to starting a line of vegan shoes the proceeds of which go to the non-profit organisation The Nature Conservancy, Natalie Portman sure has made an impact in the green cause in small and big ways. Not only is she an active supporter Global Green USA, but she also got her Harvard alma mater to divest from fossil fuels.