In The Spotlight: Celebrities Making a Difference to Our Environment.
With the spotlight on celebrities this month at the Grammys and now Oscars we thought we’d shine the light on 5 celebrities that are leading the way in making a difference to our planet.
Celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt are all leading the way and adopting the use of solar power and renewable energy sources to better our planet.
Which celebrities and how are they doing this? Here’s some real celebrity gossip.
You may have heard on celebrity news shows about how Johnny Depp actually owns his own island in the Caribbean; but did you know that it is almost totally self sustaining? Depp has his island running with a solar- hydrogen system. This system uses solar technology – an electrolyzer- to divide and separate water back into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen and oxygen are then stored and are used by a specialized fuel cell when there is no solar energy available.
Brad Pitt has got quite the reputation as an eco- warrior these days. His organization “Make It Right” was essentially founded to rebuild some homes after the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina. The homes that are built by “Make it Right” are green homes, equipped with rainwater collection systems as well as solar panels along the rooftops.
Not to mention Brad Pitts’ foundation has also signed a deal to build solar powered homes for Montana’s Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
The actress Daryl Hannah is a well known eco- activist. This Splash star, alongside Edward Norton and Richard Branson spent a week in the Maldives, participating in an eco-symposium that focused on climate change and the future of the island nations. Called the SLOW LIFE Symposium, attendees explored the challenges that face the travel and tourism industry, including low-carbon infrastructure, transportation, resort management and threatened biodiversity.
Hannah once said…
I think the ocean has a particular challenge. Less than one percent of people have spent any time under it, so they look at it from the beach, from the shore, and it looks just fine. But it’s not fine. Once people understand the interdependence of all life on this earth, that we are all interconnected — that when we fix the problem with our energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels — we would also fix some of the serious issues facing the oceans.