Because living like a celebrity doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
We love to keep up to date with everything that’s going down in celebsville. So to keep you in the loop too, each week we’ll be picking a green A-lister who will become a venerated Eco Saint and an environmentally-discourteous super star to be branded with the title of Eco Sinner. This week, it’s judgement day for Paul Wesley and Rihanna…
By Rebecca Sellitti
Eco Saint: Paul Wesley
Is it just me, or does it seem that every member of The Vampire Diaries cast has pledged to better the lives of our four-legged-friends in one way or another: Kat Graham was a presenter at the first annual World Dog Awards, Ian Somerhalder is building an animal shelter for down-on-their-luck pets, and Paul Wesley recently designed a limited edition t-shirt to raise money for The Humane Society. Ian’s been getting deservedly high praise from Global Cool for years, but I think it’s about time we recognize the fierce dedication to animal rights demonstrated by his ‘blood brother’ Paul, which is why I’m making Mr. Wesley this week’s Global Cool Eco Saint!
Paul, who himself is the proud owner of a precocious feline named “Cat”, is sensitive to the plight of kittens who haven’t been fortunate enough to find their forever homes. In an effort to get those destitute cats out of the cold and into a safe and warm environment, Mr. Wesley created a totally hilarious and très chic fitted tee to bring in major bank for America’s largest and best known animal protection organization.
Here’s what Paul had to say about his pithy tee: “Ohhh… you don’t like cats? GFY. I’ve designed this limited edition shirt to raise funds for The Humane Society of the US.” The American Apparel t-shirt (bonus points for going with a socially conscious garment company, PW) features an image of a brooding Paul with a sweet little kitty cat perched right on top of his well-defined trapezius. You can buy the shirt with or without the “…don’t like cats? GFY” text, so kiddies with parents hip to PG-13 internet acronyms (LMFAO, FML, GFY) will still be permitted to sport a whitewashed version of the trendy tee.
And remember, your purchase of Paul’s shirt means major funds for The Humane Society, an organisation that absolutely dedicated to; finding homes for abandoned pets, putting an end to factory farming, shutting down barbaric puppy mills, and ending the slaughter of endangered wildlife.
You done good, Paulie Boy! I always knew that you were more than a pair of perfectly-arched eyebrows!
Eco Sinner: Rihanna
If you think I enjoy recycling a familiar celebrity face for the weekly Eco-Booby prize, believe me, I don’t. Why? Because it means that even though those luminaries read this column religiously (ahem…), my words have fallen upon deaf ears.
Such is the case with Rihanna. For nearly two years now I’ve been warning Ri-Ri about her excessive use of private planes, but it seems the Barbadian babe has opted to ignore my sage advice and carry on her love affair with the Gulfstream jet.
Sorry, Rihanna, but I’m recycling your perfect little patoot once again – congratulations on your 2015 premiere as Global Cool Eco Sinner of the week!
Recently, the Stay singer was spotted flying out of St. Barts on her own personal private plane. Now, I’m willing to be semi-flexible when celebs use their jets for professional purposes. For instance, if Rihanna performed at an evening concert in London and needed to be in Moscow the following morning for hair and makeup, I’d cut her some slack. At least the dirty deed would be job-related. But, in this case, the chart-topping pop star just wanted to be seen exiting her Caribbean Paradise in the most ostentatious way possible. That’s a BIG no-no, Ri-Ri!
By the way Rihanna, a little birdie told me that you’ve set those sea-green eyes of yours on the dashing Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio. Good choice. But, Leo’s kinda sorta into protecting the planet, you know. So, if you have any hope of landing luscious Leo, you’re gonna need to cool your (private) jets, my Caribbean Queen!
Rihanna, I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict that this will be the ONLY appearance you’ll be making in the Eco Sinner column, this year. Please prove me right, Ri!
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…
All images: PA Images.