Because living like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
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By Rebecca Sellitti
In all my decades of writing this column, I believe this is the first time I’ve ever suggested ‘snogging’ an entire band. But for their efforts to spread the word about planet-friendly Christmas presents, I’m naming the rock band Maroon 5 as this week’s most snoggable eco-celebs!
On Maroon 5’s Twitter page, the musicians posted a link to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) gift page, which offers up a variety of eco-friendly presents sure to get even the Grinchiest person into the holiday spirit. If your budget is tight this year, make a $25 donation in your friend’s name to create a monarch butterfly sanctuary, or if you’re flush with cash, fork over $5000 so your baby brother can spend the day at Yellowstone National Park with a renowned wildlife photographer. You can also sleep soundly knowing you’ve not only checked another loved one off your Christmas list, but that the money you shelled out for their presents is going directly to support the NRDC, an organization that works to protect our environment, wildlife and wildlands.
I am forever grateful to the members of Maroon 5 for turning me on to this wonderful green shopping site (and just for turning me on, in general. Come on have you SEEN Adam Levine’s six-pack?)
Just when I thought Ian Somerhalder was going to challenge Leonardo DiCaprio’s status as Hollywood’s highest-ranking eco-celeb, Leo made a winning play to secure his title. Even though I’ve exchanged eco-nuptials with Leonardo more than once before, I feel the Oscar-nominee ‘s decision to enter a team in the world’s first fully-electric race series, warrants another trip down the altar.
DiCaprio is determined to make sure the eco-friendly FIA Formula E racing sport becomes just as popular as traditional Formula One racing. With the world-famous actor backing the Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team, not only will the Venturi racers benefit from Leo’s generous support with the ‘mean green’, but also the entire Formula E organization will reap rewards from the publicity that the Wall Street star will undoubtedly bring.
In the FIA Formula E Championship, only electric cars will be permitted to lay rubber down on the racetracks. The ‘zero emission’ series has set out to prove that electric automobiles are capable of the same superfast speeds (in excess of 225 km/h) as those Formula One racers, but WITHOUT producing those enormously billowing clouds of pollutant-ridden smoke.
And Mr. DiCaprio does seem very excited indeed to be partnering up with Monaco-based company, Venturi Automobiles: “The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles. Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”
Bravo Leo! Bravo!
Honestly, I’ve been trying to steer clear of Kristen Stewart ever since her expressionless face made it’s first appearance on my TV screen back in 2008, so ‘avoiding’ the brooding actress for private jetting her way to a European holiday poses no challenge at all for me.
My disdain for flying in private planes is not exactly a secret, especially when celebrities choose to use them, not just for business purposes, but for leisure travel as well. And all signs seem to indicate that Bella’s jaunt to Europe is strictly of the pleasurable kind. Robert Pattinson rendezvous, perhaps?
But seriously, whether or not Kristen is set to meet up with her on-again, off-again vampire boyfriend is completely irrelevant to me. I sort of, KINDA, can reluctantly accept the fact that celebs sometimes have to fly private when they’re on tour and time is absolutely of the essence.
But, when famous folk like Kristen Stewart CHOOSE to cruise to their vacation destination in a luxury, private gulfstream jet, I get a little ticked-off. Does the pretty actress with the perpetual puss think her Converse-clad feet are too delicate to grace the floors of a Virgin 747? I’m not even going to even bother explaining the environmental hazards of flying private, because it makes me sound like a broken record. How many times can I repeat that private jets are flying gas-guzzlers that serve no purpose other than to fuel (pun intended) the egos of image-conscious millionaires?
Here’s my advice for Snow White: Ditch the private plane, and while you’re at it the skanky baseball cap and annoying smirk, and maybe you can win your way back into the public’s heart!
And here’s a special little show reel of all of Kristen Stewarts best acting moments…
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