Because living like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
Global Cool would like to give a warm welcome to our newest writer Rebecca Sellitti – one of the wittiest and prettiest gals we know. She’ll be bringing you the hottest gossip from the land of celeb each week – enjoy…
By Rebecca Sellitti
Pucker up Hugh Laurie, because your love affair with choo-choo’s has earned you the spot of this week’s most ‘snoggable’ celebrity.
While most celebrities don’t think twice about hopping on a jet plane to get from A to B, the legendary British actor knows that riding the rails can provide a far more enjoyable (and eco friendly) travel experience.
Fry’s other half, having recently entered the Twittersphere, tweeted: “On a train NY to Boston in glorious sunshine. Can’t find a single thing to moan about. I’m losing my touch.”
I love the fact that there’s no agenda behind Hugh’s tweet (as I said, he’s new to the world of the Twitteratti). Laurie was simply describing a blissful moment on the railroad. Such a sweet tweet.
Many folks have the misconception that train travel, lacks the luxury and comfort of traveling by air, but that is absolutely not the case. Shuttle flights often offer no frills whatsoever, whereas trains like Acela provide DELICIOUS at seat meals and access to super cozy first class lounges! Did I mention the complimentary drinks? Always a plus!
My point is that we should love locomotives not just because they waste less fuel than commercial jets, but because journeying by train is a genuinely less stressful more relaxing an experience than flying, not to mention less germ-laden and claustrophobic too!
For using his celebrity and disarming smile at every public outing to call attention to the critical issue of global warming, I’m naming the marriage-averse George Clooney as the most marriage-worthy eco-celeb of the week.
While walking the red carpet at the Britannia Awards, an event held less than a day after Typhoon Haiyan obliterated huge portions of the Philippines, George vocalised not only his genuine concern for the victims of the natural disaster, but also his concern for the welfare of our planet.
Though we can’t say yet for certain whether the super typhoon was a product of global warming, no one can deny that super storms HAVE been on the rise in recent years, and many scientists believe the increased frequency of severe storms is directly linked to the rise in temperature.
The threats posed by climate change are all too real, and ‘The Cloonster’ has little to no tolerance for folks who want to bury their heads in the sand and pretend the earth is not in a dire state.
Clooney pulled no punches when talking about the global warming deniers. In an interview, George was quoted as saying “The idea that we ignore that we are in some way involved in climate change is ridiculous. What’s the worst thing that happens? We clean up the earth a little bit?”
Preach on, oh Dimpled One!
I feel a little reluctant in choosing to ‘avoid’ the Dutch superstar DJ Afrojack , since the fellow HAS had a bit of a rough week. Getting dissed by both Eminen AND Ron Burgundy can’t possibly be good for one’s self-esteem. However, after watching the musician’s recent interview with Billboard magazine, I’m left with no choice but to shun the artist for his extravagant ways.
During the Billboard interview, Afrojack not only likened himself to Yeezy and bragged about all those Euros he’s raking in (thereby giving even Kanye West a run for his money in the ego department), but the music producer also made a point to mention exactly how he’s now living so large: by flying in private jets, and driving fancy cars.
I don’t begrudge the success of others, however I must take issue with a musician who measures his success as an artist by the number of times he’s flown on a gas-guzzling Gulfstream G650. Just because Jackie is roughly the same size as an NBA b-baller, doesn’t mean he’s too big to fit onto a commercial aircraft!
Now, Afrojack is not a stupid man. After all, he had the good sense to kick that Paris Hilton chick to the curb! So, I am confident that the rising star will make the wise decision to ditch the private planes, and start familiarizing himself with Delta’s frequent flier packages!
Here he is in action making a twerp of himself now…
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…
Pics: PA Images.