Hollywood goes green

By Christy Ross
April 17, 2008


The newest trend in Hollywood: going green. Many of tinsel town’s biggest stars are turning eco-friendly. Even some favorite television shows and clothing stores are beginning to go green as well.

Earlier last year major movie star Cameron Diaz set the scale for going green when she co-wrote a book on how to make your lifestyle more green. This book was not meant to force its readers to go green but offered some tips on how to improve and live a healthier lifestyle by going green. Sections of the book came from celebrities like Justin Timberlake, who offered his opinion on going carbon neutral and Will Ferrell, who gave his input about going green with technology and communication.

Regis and Kelly recently filmed an entire week of green-themed shows that aired the week of April 2. Some of the topics included recycling tips, green driving, eco-friendly tech ideas and author David Bach and his new book, “Go Green, Live Rich.” Oprah and Martha Stewart are set to have their “green-friendly” shows air sometime this month as well.

Movie packaging has also gone green. “The 11th Hour,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was released on April 8 in eco-friendly packaging. The packaging is completely biodegradable and is produced with 100 percent certified renewable resources.

Everyone’s favorite reality television show, “The Real World,” will launch its 20th season on April 16. And yes, the reality show will be going green. According to Ecorazzi.com the house is said to include solar panels, hybrid cars, bamboo flooring, energy efficient appliances and tons of recycled and reused products. What’s even cooler is that fans can check out “The Virtual Real World” online. Here users can take a look into the house and click on various areas of the house to learn some environmental facts.

Clothing stores have even begun to go green as well. Banana Republic has just launched its new line of eco-friendly clothing. The clothes are not 100 percent green yet, they do offer 5 percent of organic cotton in the new line. Although still 95 percent of the shirt is from other materials like cotton and spandex, BR is taking baby steps towards having a complete green line of apparel.

Billboard Magazine recently named its “Top 10 Greenest Musicians.” The top 10 were chosen by the impact they had on the environment over the last year as well as the way they integrate a green approach into their music. The number one spot went to musician Jack Johnson for his overall positive impact within the environment.

For more information on who or what is going green check out ecorazzi.com for eco-friendly tips as well as news on celebrities, fashion, cars and music going green.

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