Filed under: consumption reduction, Environmentality, green lifestyle, Mr. Darcy | Tags: Colin Firth, Eco, Mr. Darcy
After heating up the hearts of ladies all over the world, British actor, Colin Firth is trying to cool them down. The object of many a Jane Austen fantasy, (along with his wife— sorry ladies– brother-in-law and an investor friend) will open Eco, a store dedicated to the green lifestyle.
Like the secretly kind-hearted Mr. Darcy, Firth is modest about his role as an green crusader. He told the Times, “I’m no eco hero. I’m supporting the shop because I think it’s a good idea. If I’m in a position to say anything, it is because I’m one of the culprits. I’m culpable because I’m a consumer. When you start to think about global warming, Western over-consumption, our energy wastage, it makes you want to improve the negative effects of your complicity in it.”
The new store, opening December 1st in London will be, according to the Times, “Britain’s first ecological destination store”. Not only will it provide fair trade, organic and environmentally friendly goods, the store will host green art and clothing shows. Eco also plans to serve as a consulting service. Experts will be on hand to school customers on environmental efficiency.
Hopefully we’ll be able to visit his store next time we cross the pond. We wouldn’t mind getting into his organic cotton pants. Greenhorne
Filed under: Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, Environmentality, Haterade, Nobel Peace Prize, The Climate Project, UN, United Nations | Tags: Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize, U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Nobody can say Al Gore is jumping on any kind of hippie-wagon. He’s been THE enviro-suit going back to the 70’s.
Joining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa, Oscar winner and former Vice President Al Gore was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change because of their efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of global warming. Congrats!
Get a load of all the haters sounding off on CNN.com. Clearly, they’re all hideously ugly people who spend their Friday nights playing Parcheesi.
Filed under: Charity, Environmentality, Kyndra, Laguna Beach, Newport Harbor, pollution, Snoop Dogg | Tags: Orange County, Snoop Dogg
Last month Snoop Dogg pleaded guilty to a felony weapons charge, so to repay his debt to society (The O.C.), he’s choosing to go green for his 160 hours.
We love Snoop Dogg, because when he goes green, he does it old school: picking up litter! Yep, he’ll also be raking leaves, scrubbing toilets, and generally beautifying an unnamed Orange County park, one piece of trash at a time. “Snoop has never pretended to be other than a man of the people,” said Donald Etra, his attorney. Right, because most people get to do their menial labor in the parks and private schools of the OC.
Oh what would the youth of Laguna Beach have to say about this?
( Kyndra from Season 3. ) Don’t worry we had to look it up too.
Filed under: Environmentality, Keifer Sutherland | Tags: FOX, Fox Fall Eco-Casino, Habitat for Humanity, Kiefer Sutherland, Nature Conservancy
Kiefer Sutherland, star of FOX drama 24, was arrested early this morning on DUI charges in Los Angeles after making an illegal U-turn. His breathalyzer test showed that he more than doubled the legal blood-alcohol limit of .08.
Jack Bauer got shit-faced at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino party which kicks off FOX’s fall season and benefits Habitat for Humanity and the Nature Conservancy. He then smartly decided to drive home. We’re not sure if it was a cash bar, but if it was, Kiefer definitely did his part for the environment.
This isn’t the first time Kiefer went cruisin’ post-boozin’. In 2004, he was busted for DUI and was given five years of probation and 50 hours of community service. He’ll have to face a judge on October 16 where, if convicted, he’ll have to do more than a PSA, he’ll have to spend five days in the slammer.
Adding insult to his injured police record, Kiefer was supposed to be honored today by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists for his contribution to Canadian actors.
Filed under: Cooters, Disney, Environmentality, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, vanessa hudgens
We thought she’d go for the standard cooter flash, but she went straight for the real deal. Props on a ballsy move, Hudgens, props.
This past week, nude pictures of Vanessa Anne Hudgens, star of Disney’s Highschool Musical were “leaked” (and if you’re reading this aloud, these should be the biggest air quotes you’ve ever made– we’re talking full arm and shoulder action) onto the net and into National Enquirer. Days later, a Hudgens rep confirmed that these were, in fact, real pictures that Hudgens took of herself and “privately” sent to her man-child boyfriend, Zac Efron.
What prompted this risque behavior? Hudge was probs trying to break from the Disney empire, Jessica Biel style. Little does she know that Disney’s not all that bad, the company has started the Disney Environmentality program, which educates kids about the environment and leads conservation initiatives. But Hudge’s career in children’s entertainment isn’t quite dead yet. If she won’t be educating kids about the environment anymore, at least she’ll be educating them about cooters and publicity. Drizzler