Green Celebs – showing the way
Article from Huffington Post
1. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady: At their 22,000-square-foot chateau-inspired Brentwood home that they moved into early last year, this eco-conscious duo installed solar panels — which you can see on the roof of their sprawling manse in the photo below. In addition, they opted for energy-saving lighting and appliances. But you have to wonder: Can a house that huge ever be considered green? According to The Daily Mail, it has eight bedrooms, a six-car garage, a lagoon and a wine cellar.Wowza!
2. Lisa Ling: According to Chalkboard Mag, Ling and her architect Marco DiMacciodesigned and built one of Santa Monica’s first Energy Neutral homes. We especially love this sunken outdoor lounge she installed in the backyard, shown in the photo below.
Photo courtesy of Tom McCaffrey, Paul Bielenberg, and Clark Dugger / PUNCHouse
3. Daryl Hannah: This well-known environmentalist and activist is known for off-the-grid living. She put this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom hideaway in Malibu, Californiaon the market last year for $4.995 million. According to Realtor.com, the house is equipped with upgrades like radiant heat flooring, but we’re sure living in a humble bungalow like this instead of a massive compound must be better for Mother Earth.
Photo courtesy of Realtor.com
4. Jessica Alba: Alba, the owner and creator of environmentally-friendly retailerThe Honest Company opted for no-VOC paints, PVC-free vinyl chairs and even a vertical garden in her home. She’s also really into repurposing vintage pieces, giving them a second (and greener) life.
Beautiful homes are these not? Green homes are often more expensive to build given the material and use of space. And often not as glamourous. So it is creditable that Celebrities are taking the lead, and being true role models while it would always be argued that are such huge lavish homes truly eco friendly. The way I look at it is that they have all the money in the world and would have still built something equally huge, but could have been lesser green.
And while we may not be able to change our homes, water harvesting is a good start 🙂