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 P!nk and Kris Jenner…
By Rebecca Sellitti
Eco Saint: P!nk
One of the best things about summer is that the warm, sunny weather lures so many people out of their fuel-powered automobiles, and onto foot-powered bikes, where folks who’ve spent the day in cubicle hell can finally get that little taste of fresh air their lungs have been so desperately craving.
Even celebrities are not deaf to the siren call of the bicycle. The feisty pop super star P!nk loves bike-riding so much that she planned her husband’s entire birthday celebration around the planet friendly activity. (It was actually a bicycle ‘pub crawl’, so it’s safe to assume that hubby Carey may have been just as focused on the Jägerbombs that day.) The fact that P!nk insisted on bicycles as her posse’s form of transportation on her motocrossing guy’s Big Day makes her more than worthy of Global Cool Eco Sainthood this week.
I really must applaud P!nk’s ingenuity. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of anyone organising a bicycle pub crawl, and what an utterly brilliant way to combine binge drinking and sustainability! Instead of wasting your cash on taxicabs or, heaven forbid, gas-guzzling, trashtastic party buses, you and your pals can simply cycle your way from one bar to the next! PLUS the extra cash you’ll save by not chartering a car can go straight towards another round of Jello shots. Your wallet will definitely be thanking you come morning. Oh, and let’s not ignore the health benefits of cycling. It provides a great cardiovascular workout (opportunity to burn off that beer gut), and builds excellent leg muscles. How else do you think P!nk obtained her fit and flawless physique?
Hats off to the Sober singer (I know. Isn’t it Ironic?) for getting trashed WITHOUT trashing our big blue planet! Rock on, girl!
Sinner: Kris Jenner
Not a month goes by that I don’t find myself branding yet another Kardashian family member as an Eco Sinner. Fish in a barrel, you say? Right then, I’m officially raising (or is it lowering?) the bar for the next Dash family eco sin: its gotta be worse than the last one. So, remember – just a few weeks back when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chartered a private gulfstream jet to transport the newlyweds to their honeymoon destination, and I called them on it right here? Well, not to be outdone, Mom Kris Jenner snagged herself a private plane with a passenger manifest that consisted SOLELY of the family matriarch and her designer accessories. Congratulations, Ms. Jenner. You’re Global Cool’s newest Eco Sinner!
Recently, the world’s most famous momager posted a pic on her Instagram account (a true ‘must have’ for every grandmother) showing the empty cabin of her chartered jet. Attached to Kris’s photo was the comment: “Only place I’m ever alone LOL,” #Katnap #grateful #Workaholic #dreambigworkhard”. This 58-year old woman seemed nauseatingly proud of the fact she was the only passenger aboard the luxury aircraft. Arrgh! Had Kris opted to fly commercial, and taken her ‘me-time’ in a private room instead of a private jet, our skies would’ve gotten a much-needed reprieve from the toxic pollutants that come belching out the rear of those gulfstream jets.
Kris, I really hope you can learn to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. Not for your own benefit, but for the well-being of your three beautiful grandchildren who deserve to inherit a safe and healthy planet.
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…
/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /
Images: PA Images.