Living a sustainable lifestyle requires immense commitment and dedication. You’ve to be mindful of every choice you make - while eating somewhere, going outdoors, inside your homes or workspace, or even in fashion!
If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas to switch to green living, we’ve compiled a list of popular celebrities who are actively involved in eco-friendly and sustainable practices for motivation.
Let’s check ‘em out.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
The owner of Goop, a popular wellness e-commerce company, Gwyneth Paltrow started as an actress and a singer. However, she took a brief hiatus from the entertainment industry and is now focused on spreading awareness about veganism and its incredible impact on reducing carbon emissions. She is also quite vocal about living a sustainable lifestyle and has produced a massive range of eco-friendly clothing and beauty products.
2. Emma Watson
Did you know our very own “Harry Potter” star is an environmental activist? While doing a tour to promote her movie, ``The Beauty and the Beast,” Emma only wore sustainable clothes to live by her goal of going eco-friendly. On several other public occasions, she has made a point in following sustainable fashion. She even introduced her signature organic clothing line!
3. Pierce Brosnan
Known for his incredible role as James Bond, Pierce and his wife have been actively involved in spreading awareness about sustainable living. For this purpose, they even worked on a documentary called Poisoning Paradise - a film depicting the harmful effects of experimental sites for pesticides and insect-killing chemicals on native Hawaiin communities.
4. Mark Ruffalo
Years ago, Mark got a shock when some energy generation companies threatened to frack his farm’s nearby land for natural gas. Since then, he has become an active environmentalist and a huge supporter of renewable energy. He is also a part of The Solutions Project team, working on developing policies and laws to recognize and find proper solutions for climate justice.
5. Jane Fonda
This amazing award-winning actress and former model has been an influential and outspoken environmentalist since the 1970s. She had a windmill and solar electricity installed at her home. Jane also went completely anti-plastic and bought an electric car to do her part in reducing carbon footprint. She is quite passionate about dealing with ocean pollution and its terrifying impact on sea life. Jane encourages people to get out of their comfort zone and follow a sustainable lifestyle to save the environment.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
Besides boasting a successful acting career, the e-Titanic star is also quite vocal about climate change and regards it as “very real.” In 1998, he established “Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation” (now rebranded as Re:wild) to spread awareness and take practical measures for sustainable living. He is passionate about saving wildlife and helping communities live in a cleaner and healthier environment.
The singer of “Rolling in the Deep” once owned a luxurious 4-bedroom home in a region called Millionaire’s Row, which she sold for about £3 million and converted to a more eco-friendly space with solar panels.
8. Ed Begley Jr.
Since he was a kid, Ed has known the importance of conserving water, saving lights, and being meticulous with throwing away waste. This is why eco-friendly living is close to his heart. According to him, “My father was a good man and he cared about the environment. I got involved to honor my father as much as anything else.” He now owns a gorgeous LEED platinum home, following all requirements to live eco-friendly and sustainably. Here’s a peek into his inspiring house!
9. Jessica Alba
Jessica discovered her love and admiration for sustainable living after she had kids. One day she bought a laundry detergent for her baby and realized she got allergies. Shocked to her core after finding toxic chemicals in almost all products, Jessica then created The Honest Company that produces chemical-free items for toddlers and moms, without compromising their style.
10. Zac Efron
Zac is also one of the most popular celebs living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Besides briefly switching to veganism for health reasons, he is now starring in a sustainable living show called “Down to Earth.” Zac now travels around the world to countries like Ireland, France, and Puerto Rico to meet up with influential eco-innovators and learn about how to make a difference in the environment.
11. Natalie Portman
Natalie is a hardcore animal lover and has been so since childhood. She has shown her devotion to uplifting animal rights and spoke up against eating animals on numerous occasions. According to her, “I chose to adapt to a sustainable lifestyle after learning of the health risks and environmental effects that come with the mass production of animals.” For her strong commitment toward saving our planet, this plant-based lifestyle actress was also awarded the Ongoing Commitment Award from the Environmental Media Association [EMA].
12. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is a passionate advocate of conserving nature and helping save natural environmental resources. He and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie created the Jolie-Pitt Foundation intending to eradicate poverty and protect wildlife. Brad has also donated millions to build numerous greenhouses after the devastating effects of the New Orleans Hurricane.
13. Cate Blanchett
Cate is one of the most popular female celebs who are passionate about quality fashion with minimal carbon footprint and following the best practices to produce sustainable attire. She even made a statement by arriving at a red carpet event wearing a dazzling dress from recycled materials!