Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Celebrities and the environment

A few weeks ago I ran a poll asking who your favorite celebrity environmentalist is. So far, about 80 readers have voted; with Ed Begley, Jr. in the lead, closely followed by Robert Redford.

Today's poll takes a look at the connection between celebrities and the environment from a different slant. Does what a celebrity says about what they are doing to help the environment change your thinking? Do you even care? Or does it depend on who is saying it?

the green bookI was recently asked to review a book that will be published this Tuesday. It is called the green book and it is comprised of a listing of things you can do to lower your impact on the environment, interspersed with celebrity's writings on how they are living greener lives.

I'll be posting my review of the book this week and interviewing the authors at the end of June. I'll be collaborating with my readers for interview questions (if you guys have any), so stay tuned for more information!

In the meantime, don't forget to take this poll:


Malva said...

I answered "I don't give a lick" as it does not affect me directly.

However, I can recognize that lots of people appear to care (if they didn't, the checkout counter at the grocery store would look way different) and if celebrities can help change their thinking, I'm all for it!

They can do a lot to make environmentalism mainstream.

Oldnovice said...

I voted for Robert Redford in the last poll because the environmental "movement" isn't new, and Redford has been in it ever since I can remember. Celebrities ARE in a position to gather more impetus for a cause simply because they have access to the pulpit.

Greenpa said...

How COULD you leave out our fave Paris!!! FIE!! Whatever!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that Oprah was an option! That's hilarious. I'm going to do what I think is right, but I do have more respect for people like Leo and Cameron who are using their status to help educate.

Marianna said...

I honestly don't care what a celebrity does...that being said I voted for Ed Begley Jr. in the other poll. I think he does an excellent job of walking his talk, as it were, and I definitely am inspired by what he does.

I also care when an influential person preaches one thing and does another.

Rechelle said...

I only go to celebrities for advice on marriage and child rearing.